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Europol confirms raid against DDoS extortion ring DD4BC

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    A press statement from Europol says that in December, law enforcement officials in Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, and the U.K. raided two people in an ongoing investigation against the extortion group DD4BC.

    DD4BC, or DDoS 4 Bitcoin, has generated a good deal of buzz since they were first noticed in July of 2014. The group has been responsible for a number of DDoS related extortion schemes against targets in the public sector, including banks, publishers, and financial institutions.

    While DDoS is their primary operating motive, the group also claimed responsibility for a wave of extortion attempts made towards people who found their email address published as part of the Ashley Madison hack.

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