Hackers ask for a million dollars to preserve the data of an Israeli insurance company

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Hackers who stole the personal data of the clients of the Israeli insurance company “Shirbit” requested about one million dollars in order to preserve the privacy of the information and not to publish or sell it.

The Black Shadow group said on Wednesday night that if the requested 50 bitcoin ($ 950,000) was transferred to its account within 24 hours, it would not publish or sell the information.

It also warned that the amount would double to 100 Bitcoin after 24 hours and to 200 Bitcoin after another 24. After 72 hours, the information will be sold to a third party.

To prove they had the data, the hacker released driver’s licenses and other personal data allegedly belonging to Shirbit customers.

Source: “The Times of Israel”

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