Luas Website Hacker Demands a Bitcoin Ransom

Bitcoin often gets a very bad reputation because of its association with criminal activity. While no one can deny criminals have shown a clear bias toward cryptocurrencies, there is much more to Bitcoin than just that. Even so, a recent cyber attack affected the Luas website shows hackers aren’t done with making Bitcoin ransom demands just yet. Luas Cyber Attack Triggers Bitcoin Demand Every time a website is hacked and/or information is stolen in the process, there is a genuine chance Bitcoin will play a role of importance sooner or later. In most cases, the culprit simply demands a Bitcoin ransom to leave systems or data alone. In other instances, the stolen information is sold on the darknet in exchange for Bitcoin or potentially other cryptocurrencies. Earlier this year, the Luas website was hacked. This website, operated by Ireland’s Transdev, provides and collects travel information on behalf of customers. As…

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