Hackers Make Puzzling XRP Ransom Demand

After compromising the personal information of approximately 90,000 customers at two Canadian banks, hackers demanded $1 million of XRP for the supposedly safe return of the data. While we’ve grown more accustomed to bitcoin-based ransoms, criminals may be attracted to the liquidity in the altcoin market and the lax KYC protocols on some of the international cryptocurrency exchanges that support them.