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ID:

tether-386

Date:

Status:

Incident Count:

March 1, 2021

Verified

2

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REKT

Contributor:

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zerofriction.io

KYC By:

KYC:

None

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Audit By:

Audits:

None

Loss Amount:

-

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Recovered:

-

Rewards:

Currency:

USD

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Key Indicators

Platform:

Type:

Category:

Method:

Data Sources:

Bitcoin

Business

Blackmail

Extended Method:

Blackmail

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Days in Operation:

0

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Tether officially tweeted that forged documents allegedly "between Tether personnel and representatives of Deltec Bank & Trust and other institutions" are circulating online. In addition, Tether officially received a ransom request for sending 500 BTC to bc1qa9f60pved3w3w0p7snpxlnh5t4uj95vxn797a7 today. The sender stated that unless they receive Bitcoin before tomorrow, they will leak documents to the public in order to "destroy the Bitcoin ecosystem." Tether said it will not pay the ransom. And remind customers, employees, and the encryption community to stay vigilant and ensure operational safety. Tether stated that it has reported falsified communications and related ransom demands to law enforcement.

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