Apr 212016
 

Patricia Hurtado and David Voreacos report:

Federal prosecutors broadened a case linked to what the U.S. called a multiyear criminal enterprise centering on hacks of publishing and financial firms including JPMorgan Chase & Co., according to court records in Manhattan.

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In a revised indictment, Anthony Murgio and his co-conspirators are accused of knowingly exchanging cash for bitcoins for on behalf of victims of “ransomware,” or individuals who are electronically blocked from their computer systems until they pay hackers a sum of money.

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