The Bitcoin.org site, whose declared goal is to help the development of Bitcoin in a sustainable way (aim pursued among others by the Mining Council), was hit by a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack defined as “massive”. By the time this article is written and published, it appears to be back online and functioning normally. Bitcoin.org hit by a DDoS attack: ransom demanded According to what was disclosed, the author of the action asked for the payment of a ransom (obviously in Bitcoin) to loosen the grip: 0.5 BTC, equal to about $ 17,400 according to the current exchange rate. This is the post shared on Twitter by Cøbra, the manager of the domain whose real identity remains hidden.https://t.co/OsFgRFRRZb getting hit with an absolutely massive DDoS attack and a ransom demand to send Bitcoin or they’ll continue.I don’t think I’ve been this offended in a while. Ungrateful scum.— Cøbra (@CobraBitcoin) July 5, 2021As we read on its pages, it should be noted that the portal is not the official Bitcoin website, but an independent open source project with collaborators from all over the world. legal dispute in the UK. The aforementioned Cøbra has chosen to preserve his anonymity rather than appear in the courtroom and defend himself against the copyright infringement allegations made against him by Craig Steven Wright. Born in 1970, the latter claims to be the inventor of cryptocurrency and the person behind the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, claims deemed mismatched by most of the media and the community.