Hacker Wants $50K From Hacker Forum or He’ll Share Stolen Database With the Feds

Catalin Cimpanu reports:

Extortion can also be funny when it happens to the bad guys, and there’s one extortion attempt going on right now that will put a big smile on your face.

The victim is Basetools.ws, an underground hacking forum that allows users to trade stolen credit card information, profile data, and spamming tools. The site boasts to have over 150,000 users and over 20,000 tools listed in its forums.

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