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In the wee hours of the morning scammers took to the Internet to demand payment in the form of Bitcoin in exchange for keeping your private Patreon data — including tax ID, tax forms, SSN, DOB, and credit card details — off the Web. Cartoonist Steve Streza was one of many who received the email that appears to be targeted at anyone whose data was compromised during the recent Patreon hack. Everyone whose data got leaked when @patreon got hacked is getting extortion emails for Bitcoin this morning. pic.twitter.com/xaww1GmZpw — Steve Streza (@SteveStreza) November 21, 2015 A Patreon representative told…

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