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  1. #1 We're Just Trying To Feed Our Families" - Equifax Hackers 
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    Two days after credit-monitoring company Equifax revealed that, because of its staggering negligence, hackers had managed to penetrate the company’s meager cybersecurity defenses and abscond with up to 143 million social security numbers and a trove of other personal data - including names, addresses, driver’s license data, birth dates and credit-card numbers - the cyberthieves responsible are threatening to sell the data to the highest bidders unless they receive a ransom payment of 600 bitcoin – worth about $2.6 million, according to CoinTelegraph.

    In the ransom note, which was published on the dark web, the hackers said they were just two regular people trying to get by – and that, while they don’t want to hurt anybody, they need to monetize the information as soon as possible. They promised to delete the data as soon as the ransom was received.

    "We are two people trying to solve our lives and those of our families.

    We did not expect to get as much information as we did, nor do we want to affect any citizen.

    But we need to monetize the information as soon as possible.”

    The hackers have now made a ransom demand, stating on a Darkweb site that they will delete the data for a ransom payment of 600 BTC, worth approximately $2.6 million.

    The demand said that if they do not receive the funds from Equifax by September 15th, they will publicize the data
    I read somewhere that a number people who have contacted Equifax's hot line to check on their SSN# are being met with attempts to sell the credit protection from Equifax.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-0...million-ransom
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    In the ransom note, which was published on the dark web
    What the hell is the "Dark Web" I keep hearing
    about??? Is it only for minorities or something???
    May the FORCE be with you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    What the hell is the "Dark Web" I keep hearing
    about??? Is it only for minorities or something???
    From my geeky friends:

    The internet is divided into three layers and these are-

    Surface Web

    Deep Web

    Dark Web

    Surface web contains that type of data which can be access by anyone, means it is not hidden. Like facebook, twitter, wikipedia , instagram and many more. All the search results of Google, which you can see is the part of surface web.

    Second one is Deep Web. You can only access deep web if you have the URL of that particular website which you want to access. This web contain all private data like Govt. private documents, Forces (Air Force, Army, Neavy) detailed information etc. You can only excess this web if you have two things- the first one is that particular URL and the second one is the permission from that Authority.

    The third one is the Dark Web. It can only be access by a special type of browser called TOR ( The onion Router) browser. Let me clear you one thing about it. It is completely ILLEGAL. All the illegal things like selling credit card details, hiring professional hitmans, leaking secret informations, drugs supplying etc. are done in this web.

    Surfing dark web is illegal so don’t even think to do this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retread View Post
    Surfing dark web is illegal so don’t even think to do this.

    Awww man!!! I never get to have any fun.
    May the FORCE be with you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    Awww man!!! I never get to have any fun.
    You coulda been home in FL out in the streets giving messnbc talking heads fits.
    It's not how old you are, it's how you got here.
    It's been a long road and not all of it was paved.
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