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Hackers steal Westpark Capital files, demand ransom for data

Hackers steal Westpark Capital files, demand ransom for data

A hacking group that claimed responsibility for leaking sensitive documents from a Century City investment bank threatened Tuesday to divulge more data if the firm failed to pay a ransom.

Seventeen files dated as recently as this month surfaced online last weekend, including background checks listing the Social Security numbers of at least five individuals and confidential details about private stock offerings related to Facebook Inc. and other companies. An entity describing itself as thedarkoverlord said the documents came from WestPark Capital Inc., which helps small companies with acquisitions and fundraising.

WestPark and its chief executive, Richard...

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