The hackers who breached Riot Games last week are asking for $10 million not to leak the stolen source code for the company’s popular League of Legends online game. The company has also confirmed that source code for TFT (Teamfight Tactics) and a… Continue reading Riot Games breached: How did it happen?
If the crooks have connected up your phone number and your Twitter handle… what could go wrong? Continue reading Twitter data of “+400 million unique users” up for sale – what to do?
A threat actor dubbed Luna Moth has been leveraging social engineering and legitimate software to steal sensitive data and extort money from small and medium-size businesses. The group is eschewing the use of ransomware and instead relies on targeted e… Continue reading Fake subscription invoices lead to corporate data theft and extortion
Wanted! Not only the extortionist who abused the data, but also the CEO who let it happen. Continue reading Psychotherapy extortion suspect: arrest warrant issued
This article makes LockBit sound like a legitimate organization:
The DDoS attack last weekend that put a temporary stop to leaking Entrust data was seen as an opportunity to explore the triple extortion tactic to apply more pressure on victims to pay a ransom.
LockBitSupp said that the ransomware operator is now looking to add DDoS as an extortion tactic on top of encrypting data and leaking it.
“I am looking for dudosers [DDoSers] in the team, most likely now we will attack targets and provide triple extortion, encryption + date leak + dudos, because I have felt the power of dudos and how it invigorates and makes life more interesting,” LockBitSupp wrote in a post on a hacker forum…
U.S. networking giant Cisco Systems has been hacked, the company confirmed on Wednesday, after Yanluowang ransomware operators claimed the attack on their leak site. #Yanluowang #ransomware is claiming to have breached #Cisco ! Without any further info… Continue reading Cisco has been hacked by a ransomware gang
Members of the LGBTQ+ community have been warned to be on their guard against extortionists who may attempt to prey on them via online dating apps such as Grindr and Feeld.
Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog. Continue reading FTC warns LGBTQ+ community of extortion scams targeting them on dating apps
Latest episode – listen and read now! Use our advice to advise your own friends and family… let’s all do our bit to stand up to scammers! Continue reading S3 Ep89: Sextortion, blockchain blunder, and an OpenSSL bugfix [Podcast + Transcript]
It’s a simple jingle and it’s solid advice: “If in doubt, don’t give it out!” Continue reading FTC warns of LGBTQ+ extortion scams – be aware before you share!
In slightly more than a month, the Conti ransomware collective compromised more than 40 companies worldwide, and the fastest attack took only three days, Group-IB’s noted in its latest report detailing the workings of one of the most prolific ransomwar… Continue reading Conti effectively created an extortion-oriented IT company, says Group-IB