On the 6th of September, 2012 CNN reported that a hacker group got a hold of Mitt Romney's tax return information and demanded a ransom of 1 million dollars equivalent in bitcoins to be paid for not revealing the information, or for revealing it instantly. What is the full story behind the hack and blackmail? Was the ransom paid, or was the data revealed?
There were 3 BTC paid on the "release" side, and 0.72 BTC paid on the "don't release" side.
So it brought in under $50 USD worth.
And the deadline passed with no tax returns.