I have no idea if this is for real, but these hackers seem to be unprincipled by every measure. IT also seems unbelievable that Price Waterhouse would not have provided extra safeguards for Rmoney's tax returns. At any rate, if they're telling the truth then I bet they'll get the ransom. http://mashable.com/2012/09/05/hacker-ransom-romney-tax-returns/ Mitt Romneyâ€™s tax returns are reportedly in the hands of a team of hackers who plan on releasing them publicly at the end of the month unless a ransom is paid. The group allegedly obtained the files from PricewaterhouseCooperâ€™s Tennessee office on Aug. 25, in what was described on PasteBin as a Mission Impossible-like caper: .... The files are to be released to the public on Sept. 28, according to the PasteBin document. The release, however, could allegedly be avoided if Romneyâ€™s camp were to wire transfer $1 million in Bitcoins â€” an online currency that is difficult both to trace and to identify.