A third-party cybersecurity firm were paid to drill a hole in a Tor-reliant operating system to uncover a man who spent years sextorting young girls. Continue reading Facebook paid for a 0-day to help FBI unmask child predator
Attackers hacked and encrypted the computers of a contractor whose clients include the US military, government agencies and major military contractors. Continue reading Nuclear missile contractor hacked in Maze ransomware attack
The leak exposed millions of records with full names, emails, user conversations, payment logs, and IP addresses dating back to March. Continue reading Adult live-streaming site CAM4 leaks millions of emails, private chats
Amid the coronavirus lockdown and social distancing measures, cybercriminals have found new ways to continue their attacks against consumers worldwide. Making a quick buck has always been the top priority, so as we all turn to our Internet-enabled devi… Continue reading FBI warns extortion scams are on the rise amid stay-at-home orders
SophosLabs worked through five months’ worth of “porn scam” emails and followed the money. Learn what they found… Continue reading Porn scammers making $100,000 a month from sextortion emails
…And it’s got your password as “proof”. Continue reading ‘Dirty little secret’ extortion email threatens to give your family coronavirus
Ransomware operators are giving their sketchy repertoire an overhaul. These attacks used to be about unauthorized data encryption and now they are adding data theft to the mix. As a result, not only do the criminals hold the victims’ files for ransom,… Continue reading New Treacherous Tricks of Ransomware Authors
How to stop dick pics on Twitter, and a new way bad guys are extorting money from websites earning cash from Google ads.
All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer … Continue reading Smashing Security #166: What the Dickens! Ad ban thank you scam
The FBI’s Internet Crime Report shows that business email comprise is the biggest money-maker for cybercriminals. Continue reading FBI: Cybercrime tore a $3.5b hole in victims’ pockets last year
Recent spam campaigns from Emotet featured sextortion content very similar to emails previously sent by the Necurs botnet.
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