Attempted extortion of Enigmail
Robert J. Hansen
rjh at sixdemonbag.org
Thu May 5 02:09:42 CEST 2016
I just received this at my Enigmail address. I'm posting this publicly
because I side with Rudyard Kipling, who wrote:
"And that is called paying the Dane-geld;
But we've proved it again and again,
That if once you have paid him the Dane-geld
You never get rid of the Dane!"
There's a 99% chance this threat is empty. If a miracle happens and
these people are actually capable of making good on their threat, the
Enigmail web site/mailing lists may see some disruption -- but even if
so, we'll be back afterwards. Don't fear. :)
-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: DDOS ATTACK
Date: Wed, 04 May 2016 18:39:26 -0400
From: Armada Collective <armadaorg at openmailbox.org>
To: rob at enigmail.net
FORWARD THIS MAIL TO WHOEVER IS IMPORTANT IN YOUR COMPANY AND CAN MAKE
We are Armada Collective.
Your network will be DDoS-ed starting 12:00 UTC on 08 May 2016 if you
don't pay protection fee - 10 Bitcoins @ [omitted]
If you don't pay by 12:00 UTC on 08 May 2016, attack will start, yours
service going down permanently price to stop will increase to 20 BTC and
will go up 10 BTC for every day of attack.
This is not a joke.
Our attacks are extremely powerful - sometimes over 1 Tbps per second.
And we pass CloudFlare and others remote protections! So, no cheap
protection will help.
Prevent it all with just 10 BTC @ [omitted]
Do not reply, we will not read. Pay and we will know its you. AND YOU
WILL NEVER AGAIN HEAR FROM US!
Bitcoin is anonymous, nobody will ever know you cooperated.
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