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Blackmailers demand bitcoin ransom from customers for stolen bank account details - Bild

29 November 2016  |  4424 views  |  0 Bitcoin

Blackmailers are threatening to release the account details of a Liechtenstein-based bank's customers unless the victims pay a ransom of a percentage of their savings in Bitcoin, according to media reports.

Customers of Valartis Bank Liechtenstein, which was recently acquired by a Hong Kong-based holding company, are being told to pay 10% of their account balances in cryptocurrency, according to German tabloid Bild.

If they do not pay up, the blackmailers - who obtained the data by hacking into the bank's systems - are threatening to send account details to finance authorities and the media.

Among Valartis Bank Liechtenstein's customers are several high-profile names, including politicians, actors and high-net worth people, says Bild.

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