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It is a well-known hoax, ignore it. https://blog.malwarebytes.com/cybercrime/2019/02/sextortion-bitcoin-scam-makes-unwelcome-return/ It never hurts to check your antivirus protection is up to date and that you have offline backups of important documents/photos etc (and test that you can recover from those backups) It doesn't hurt to reconsider how you ...


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First off, I'm glad you didn't send money as that often does not help in these situations. As for tracking the attacker through their bitcoin address, I'm sorry to say but most likely that is not possible. It's impossible to determine the location of a bitcoin address without some sort of identification tied in. They also most likely would tumble the ...


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IIRC WannaCry requires you to contact the malware authors (via their built in chat system thing) and then tell them the address that you used to send the payment. Then they will manually decrypt your files for you. Otherwise there is no way for them to track who sent what payment. This of course is fraught with issues and is very unreliable. I have heard ...


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Can hackers behind the ransomware WannaCry be traced through bitcoin transactions? no, if they are smart enough Is there is central server of bitcoin no where all transactions can be looked up from? yes And is it possible to identify hackers from IP address used to access their bitcoin accounts? no


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