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Charities in a bind after cybercriminals donate $10,000 in bitcoin

Children International and The Water Project have no way of refunding Darkside group

No charity wants to turn down donations, particularly in the middle of a funding crunch. But what if donations come from a surprising source – hackers?

While it may sound like a modern-day version of Robin Hood – electronically stealing money from companies and corporations, and giving it back digitally via bitcoin to charities – when the money comes from the proceeds of crime, the law is clear: it must be rejected.

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