Prosecutors Pay Bitcoin Ransom, Yet IRS Targets Coinbase Data

By Timothy Sohn Dec 12, 2016 9:51 PM EST

(Forbes) – In the midst of the IRS’s legal battle to uncover the identities of Bitcoin users, federal prosecutors have revealed that a state prosecutor’s office had to battle for its own private information, also involving Bitcoin. Pennsylvania’s Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office apparently paid a Bitcoin ransom to protect the privacy of its own information.

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