Over the last week a number of businesses throughout the UK have received extortion demands from a group calling themselves ‘Lizard Squad’.
The group have sent emails demanding payment of five Bitcoins, to be paid by a certain time and date. The email states that this demand will increase by five Bitcoins for each day that it goes unpaid.
If their demand is not met, they have threatened to launch a Denial of Service attack against the businesses’ websites and networks, taking them offline until payment is made.
The demand states that once their actions have started, they cannot be undone.
If you’ve received one of these demands report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. Advice is do not pay the demand.