Taiwan says some securities firms get blackmail messages, cyber attacks

Taiwan said on Tuesday several domestic securities and futures firms had experienced cyber attacks and at least 10 had been threatened with attacks if they did not pay blackmailers. Investigators are looking into emails received by the brokerages seeking payment to avert cyber attacks known as distributed denial of service (DDoS). It has become a common tool for cyber criminals trying to cripple businesses and organizations with online activity.

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