It’s a bird, it’s a plane …no, it’s actually another Deepweb Bitcoiner looking to squeeze the juices from his stolen hacker booty. And this cyperpunk doesn’t accept Western Union, if you want these goods you’ll need a new digital money called “Bitcoins.”
Users of the Friendfinder adult swinger’s network may have more to fear than their sexual perversions being leaked to the public. In this unfolding saga, the bitcoin hacker responsible for the attack just offered up for sale an “unredacted” version of the stolen data that experts suggest might also contain private credit card information.
The hacker, who goes by the username of ROR[RG] wrote on a Darknet Forum on Saturday that “I have had so many people ask me to buy the db today” that he was now willing to sell the full unredacted version.
The cost for the database that includes full details of 3.9 million users? 70 bitcoins – or at today’s BTC/USD exchange rate $16,450. If buying the details of Adult FriendFinder users isn’t your cup of milk, the very same cryptokiddie is offering his services to hack any other website for 700 bitcoins, or $165,200.
As Bitcoin becomes more entangled in the belly of the TOR underground, new alternative currencies are emerging with fresher brands and more wholesome images.
Penn State Professor of Information Sciences and Technology, Dr. John Carroll, recently speculated that an alternative currency will probably replace the original crypto token. “Historically, the first generation of a given innovation ultimately is not the one that persists,” said Carroll.
Coinmarketcap.com shows the gap slowly narrowing between the digital currency leader Bitcoin and the remaining Altcoin pack. And the average consumer will most likely demand “safer alternatives” that have more organic farm-fresh appeal.
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