Roskomnadzor Blocked StartMail Due to an Anonymous “Miner”

At the request of law enforcement agencies of the Russian Federation, employees of Roskomnadzor blocked the StartMail service. It was used by an attacker who sent threats to Russian courts and demanded 120 BTC to be paid.

Roskomnadzor stated they did not consider the StartMail service management involved in extremist activities.

“We understand that restricting access to this mail resource will not completely block the distribution channels of such information by attackers, but we believe that the measures taken should impede such actions and significantly reduce their scale in the future.”

Recall that starting from November last year, an unknown “miner”, who called himself a client of the WEX exchange, demanded to transfer to him 120 bitcoins that the businessman Konstantin Malofeev allegedly had stolen. Later, he increased the amount to 10 thousand coins.

The Russian BBC branch believes that this unknown may be a resident of Kyiv Sergei, who has 120 bitcoins frozen on the aforementioned exchange. Some users believe that this “miner” may be Konstantin Malofeev. They suggest that he does this for the sake of discrediting and the subsequent cessation of activity in the case of the WEX site.

FSB officials said that about a thousand anonymous letters have been sent to e-mail addresses in 16 regions of the Russian Federation over the past two and a half months, the letters said about bombings in social infrastructure facilities. All these messages are connected with this “miner”.

Recall earlier we wrote that the ex-CEO of the WEX exchange was arrested in Italy. To keep up with the latest news in the world of cryptocurrencies and the blockchain industry, check out updates on TheCoinShark.


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