Hackers rake in $100000 from companies by making fake DDoS threats

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BERLIN, GERMANY - AUGUST 20: Symbolic feature with topic online crime, data theft and piracy and hacker, here the silhouette of a person with a laptop in his hands, on Augut 20, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images)A hacker group claiming to be the Armada Collective, known for its extortion rackets, has taken cybercrime to new levels. The hacker group has duped companies into paying $100,000 (£68,628) by sending them emails with fake threats of launching a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack. In just two months, the hacker group has raked […]

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