31 Mar '16, 2pm

Interpol War Game Models Chase for Bitcoin Blackmailers

Interpol War Game Models Chase for Bitcoin Blackmailers

International law enforcement organisation Interpol conducted a war game scenario last week that centered on discovering the identity of a blackmailer demanding a more than $4m ransom in bitcoin. Sixty-four participants from 26 countries took part in the event, according to Interpol , which was held over four days between 21st and 24th March. Teams received scores during the war game, earning points when completing certain objectives and losing points when making errors or asking for help. According to Interpol, the war game centered on a fictional oil company that is being blackmailed by some unknown entity threatening to release corporate secrets unless bitcoin is paid. The organization explained: "The investigation began after ‘Cracker10000’ published a page from a blueprint stolen from the fictional Petro oil refinery company on the 'Webspace' social media platform, an...

Full article: http://www.coindesk.com/interpol-event-sees-teams-chasing...

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