…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.
The post Sextortion Scams Delivered by Emotet Net 10 Times More Than Necurs Sextortion — Here’s Why appeared first on Security Intelligence.
A bizarre sextortion scam is attempting to trick victims that not only has their smartphone been hacked to spy upon their private lives, but also every other device they have encountered which contains a built-in camera.
Read more in my article on the … Continue reading Sextortion scam leverages Nest video footage to fool victims into believing they are being spied upon everywhere
On the last day of 2019, foreign exchange company Travelex was hit by cyber attackers wielding the Sodinokibi (aka REvil) ransomware. More than a week later, the company’s websites and online services are still offline despite the company’s… Continue reading Travelex extorted by ransomware gang, services still offline a week after the hit
In November, cyber crooks told services company Allied Universal that they would make its files public if the company didn’t pay a ransom. Allied refused and the hackers stuck to their threat, releasing a portion of the data onto the open interne… Continue reading 2020 Prediction: Ransomware to become more dangerous than ever
Internet users are being sent sextortion emails, claiming to have recorded videos of their X-rated website visits and demanding payment be made in Litecoin.
Continue reading Sextortion with a twist of Litecoin
The two men pointed to Uber’s $100K hush-money payment when they tried to extort Linkedin-owned Lynda… that instead called the cops. Continue reading Hackers plead guilty to breach that Uber covered up