Hackers are an interesting bunch. They will at times hack companies because they feel that some companies prey on individuals like 'Quick Cash' loan companies.
One such company is a cash advance loans company that provides quick cash to customers with bad credit. One day an organization of hackers hacked this company. The hacker organization gave this company five days warning to the company informing them that their site had been hacked. This organization demanded $20,000 from this company, for what they called an “idiot tax,” in exchange for not releasing the information retrieved.
Well, this company reported the ransom to the authorities and took steps to protect data that had not been accessed by the hackers. This company refused to give in to the hackers’ demands and the hackers made good on their threat, leaking customer names, applicant e-mail addresses, loan amounts, and partial Social Security numbers. It was estimated that 10,000 accounts were leaked.
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