Looks like that news spike about those hackers taking Romney’s tax records for ransom has dampened. Waiting on hands and knees for a comment from a Romney campaign spokesperson, I’ve come across Death and Taxes’ speculation as well as The Tennessean from yesterday. But today’s the final deadline for Romney to pay up, and he seems more inclined to pass out beef jerky than give hackers a million bucks’ worth of bitcoin. Dudes chilling in the darknet, where the shit is Romney’s 1040?
It seems like all we can do is wait it out and see if these guys are as clever as earlier this month they claimed to be. Now that it’s September 28th, only further speculations can be made. While this looks like its turning out to be a forgettably weak hoax, I won’t completely dismiss it the end-of-day. That’s because the ransom-collection cum schadenfreude-auction note on Pastebin addressed to PwC reads that a, “Failure to do this before September 28…” (pay a $1,000,000 ransom via bitcoin) “…the entire world will be allowed to view the documents with a publicly released key to unlock everything.” So, what are we waiting for dudes? Let’s see some hot 1040’s. Oh — and by the way, whatever happened to Larry Flynt’s offer?