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Bitcoin Extortionists Hit Fortune-500 Mexican Oil Giant Pemex for $5 Million

Pemex is required to pay the Bitcoin ransom within two weeks or face paying double after. About 5% of the computers have been affected by the DoppelPaymer software. The oil giant’s billing systems are the most impacted and could lead to delays in paying salaries. The hackers who hit Mexico’s state oil giant Pemex earlier this week with ransomware are demanding hundreds of Bitcoin in order to provide the decryption software. According to Bleeping Computer, the ransomware used to target the Fortune 500 firm is DoppelPaymer. So far Pemex believes…

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Donald Trump DOW méxico U.S. Market News U.S. Politics 

Dow Futures Skid as Trump Warns Mexico Trade Talks Hit a Wall

By CCN: After the stock market closed Wednesday, traders got a shock. The past two days have been a celebration. The Dow catapulted more than 700 points higher as the Fed offered life support to the market. But the party ended abruptly Wednesday evening as attention snapped back to the trade wars. Dow Jones futures dropped as much as 120 points following reports that Mexican trade negotiations had stalled. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 futures were trading 10 points, or 0.4%, lower, at last check. Trump Says Mexico Isn’t Making Enough…

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Bitcoin Crime Crypto Donald Trump méxico regulation U.S. Market News 

Trump Cartel Crackdown Could Amplify Headaches for Crypto Startups

In a recent interview with right-wing media outlet Breitbart News, President Donald Trump said his administration is “very seriously” considering designating Mexican cartels as foreign terrorist organizations (FTOs). However, the strain this policy shift would impose on the banking industry calls into question the feasibility of an expanded counter-terrorism regime. Donald Trump ‘Seriously’ Considering Branding Mexican Cartels as Terrorists Donald Trump may brand the cartels as terrorist organizations to bolster his case for US-Mexico border wall funding. | Source: AP Photo/Evan Vucci President Trump’s comments come on the heels of…

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Bank of Mexico cryptocurrency fintech Francisco Mere méxico regulation regulations 

Mexico´s Congress Approves Cryptocurrency, Crowdfunding Regulations

Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Mexico’s lower house of Congress recently approved a bill that’s set to regulate the financial technology (fintech) sector in the country. The bill addresses both crowdfunding and cryptocurrency regulations, and puts Mexico among a small group of countries regulating the cryptocurrency space. According to Reuters, the bill seeks to “promote financial stability and prevent money laundering,” and has been approved by Mexico’s Senate back in December. Now, it only needs to be signed by the country’s President…

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