GCSB examining extortion email sent to NZX ahead of DDoS attack

A Stuff website article.

GCSB Minister Andrew Little says the only clue the country’s spy agency has to go on tracking down the source of recent cyber attacks on New Zealand is emails sent to some victims ahead of the assault.

NZX had received an email that put it “on notice” shortly before it was targeted by a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack that took down its website for six days, he said.

It is understood that the email sought a large ransom in Bitcoin.

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