As a result of the attack, the information resource was unavailable to users for some time
The hackers carried out a massive DDoS attack on the information site Bitcoin.org and demanded a ransom in one bitcoin. This was announced on Twitter by the site operator. According to him, the attack was so powerful that for some time the resource was unavailable to users. As of 11:30 Moscow time on July 6, the site is operating normally. It is currently unknown whether the operator paid the cybercriminals.
The Bitcoin.org domain was registered on August 18, 2008, even before the launch of the Bitcoin network, allegedly by the creator of the cryptocurrency Satoshi Nakamoto. Now the resource contains information about bitcoin and the open source software of the first cryptocurrency.
In May, hackers managed to break into the computer network of the Colonial Pipeline pipeline company. The attack forced it to stop fuel supplies to several densely populated American states. As a result, Colonial Pipeline paid the hackers about $ 5 million in bitcoins to restore access to the network.
In June, it became known that part of the money stolen from the Colonial Pipeline had been returned. FBI Deputy Director Paul Abbott said law enforcement authorities seized 63.7 bitcoins ($ 2.3 million), which were previously sent to the wallet of the DarkSide hacker group.