Hacker Holds Romney Tax Returns Ransom for $1M in Bitcoins
Ready for the most outlandish story of your day? Here we go. Today a hacker allegedly stole Mitt Romney’s tax returns and is demanding $1 million in Bitcoins for silence. The hacker also sent a USB drive and letter to the Republican and Democratic party offices in Williamson County, Tennessee as proof.
Williamson County Republican party executive director Jean Barwick confirmed to VentureBeat that the U.S. Secret Service has taken the USB drive and letter from the GOP party office to examine it and see if this is a hoax or a real situation.
“We don’t know what this will turn into, if anything,” said Barwick in an interview with VentureBeat. “[The Secret Service] didn’t say what they would do with it.”
In a letter, the hacker says the records were stolen from PricewaterhouseCoopers in Franklin, Tenn.
I’d like to draw special attention to the word “allegedly”.