Hackers appear to end their extortion bid as they dump more customer data from insurer Medibank, which had refused to pay $9.7 million in exchange for hackers keeping the stolen records off the internet.
Data of some 9.7 million clients posted on "dark web forum", says health insurer Medibank, after spurning ransom demands.
Law enforcing agencies have also confiscated 26.7 million euros ($31 million) in cash and virtual currencies, as well as 45 guns and 234 kilogrammes (516 pounds) of drugs, including 25,000 ecstasy pills.
REvil’s dark web data-leak site and ransom-negotiating portals go offline, stirring speculation about what might have happened.
Big tech is reluctant to regulate hate speech because it is bad for business. White supremacist accounts have also gotten sneakier at avoiding detection.
Two of the world's largest markets on the dark web which have been destinations for guns, drugs and other illicit goods shut down in one of the "most important criminal investigations of the year."
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