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Arrested: Fearmongering data thieves who victimized thousands of businesses

The Dutch police have announced the arrest of three more suspects in one of the biggest data extortion cases to date. The men, all aged between 18 and 21, were allegedly involved in extorting businesses and selling stolen data to other criminals. During a two-year investigation the police learned that the suspects victimized thousands of businesses, includin
Publish At:2023-02-24 22:16 | Read:161160 | Comments:0 | Tags:News Data theft refine extortion blackmail money laundering

Reddit users crowdsourcing explicit images and identities

The BBC is warned of a large photograph trading ring which operated on popular group forum site Reddit. These warnings are in relation to stolen nude photographs and other content shared without permission. In this case, even non-explicit photos are being posted alongside frequently degrading and inappropriate comments. Some of them even tip into potent
Publish At:2022-08-22 23:11 | Read:578583 | Comments:0 | Tags:News stolen images explicit theft compromise blackmail threa

REvil ransomware’s calling, and it’s not good news

The REvil ransomware (AKA Sodinokibi, which operates as a Ransomware as a Service) is adopting some outreach techniques after initial compromise, designed to shame victims into paying up. Shaming victims into action Malware authors and social engineers have relied on shame and the threat of exposure for years. Nothing encourages potential victims to p
Publish At:2021-03-10 05:12 | Read:305141 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ransomware attack blackmail compromise hijack malware ransom

REvil gang threaten to auction celebrity data from Mariah Carey, Lebron James, MTV and more

byLisa VaasWhat would you do if your law firm to the stars were to be presented with this choice: pay us $42 million or we’ll sell Mariah Carey’s confidential legal documents on the dark web on 1 July?… followed by a carefully laid out schedule to sell personal correspondence, contracts, agreements, non-disclosure agreements, court conflicts and
Publish At:2020-06-26 06:27 | Read:411485 | Comments:0 | Tags:Celebrities Data loss Hacked Privacy Ransomware Security thr

Sextortion emails and porn scams are back – don’t let them scare you!

byPaul DucklinWe’ve seen a recent surge of concern about sextortion emails over the last few days.A sextortion or porn scam email is where cybercriminals email you out of the blue to claim that they’ve implanted malware on your computer, and have therefore been able to keep tabs on your online activity.The crooks go on to claim that they’ve
Publish At:2020-04-10 18:02 | Read:360999 | Comments:0 | Tags:Spam blackmail porn scam sextortion

UK National Lottery knocked offline by a DDoS attack on Saturday

The UK National Lottery was knocked offline by a DDoS attack on Saturday, experts speculate the involvement of the dreaded Phantom Squad group. On Saturday, a DDoS attack knocked offline the UK National Lottery impeding Britons to buy the tickets on the www.national-lottery.co.uk website or through its associated app. According to DownDetector reports, thou
Publish At:2017-10-03 09:45 | Read:277574 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking blackmail Cybercrime DDoS

Webcam Blackmail Cases Doubled in Past Year, Says NCA

The United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency (NCA) found that webcam blackmail cases have doubled since 2015.According to BBC News, the NCA tracked 864 reported cases of webcam blackmail up to November 2016. That’s more than double the 385 instances it recorded in 2015.Police chalk up the increase to sextortion, a type of blackmail which targets ma
Publish At:2016-11-30 16:10 | Read:317407 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News blackmail NCA sextortion webcam

Customers of Liechtenstein banks blackmailed after data breach

Hackers first breached Liechtenstein banks then tried to monetize their efforts by threatening to disclose customers sensitive information. Hackers are targeting Liechtenstein banks, they breached a financial institution and accessed its data threatening to disclose it. The situation is particularly concerning due to sensitive nature of the data that are sto
Publish At:2016-11-29 23:35 | Read:264631 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Data Breach Malware banking blackm

Extorting money from Ashley Madison customers is actually pretty easy

In the wake of the recent Ashley Madison e-mail dump, some customers have gotten demand e-mails like this one. CloudmarkSo that begs the question: does it work? In the words of Omar Little, "Oh, indeed."Further ReadingAshley Madison hack is not only real, it’s worse than we thoughtIntimate data for more than 30 million accounts, keys to Windows domain pu
Publish At:2015-09-05 18:05 | Read:272240 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ministry of Innovation Risk Assessment Ashley Madison bitcoi

100 Bitcoin bounty slapped onto head of blackmailer who DDoSed Bitalo

On Saturday, an attacker and blackmailer "DD4BC" sent a note to the Bitalo Bitcoin exchange threatening distributed denial of service (DDoS).DD4BC demanded 1 Bitcoin (about £206, $326) as protection money and for "info on how I did it and what you need to do to prevent it".HelloYour site is extremely vulnerable to ddos attacks.I want to offer you info how to
Publish At:2014-11-05 18:10 | Read:625728 | Comments:0 | Tags:Denial of Service Featured Law & order Security threats Vuln

Serial hacker pleads guilty to bank bitcoin blackmail

A 22-year-old with a lengthy history of convictions pleaded guilty last week to charges of blackmail and fraud, after threatening to reveal details of thousands of phished bank accounts if the bank involved refused to pay up.The man, Lewys Martin, originally from the town of Walmer near Deal in Kent, apparently got his hands on 28,000 sets of account details
Publish At:2014-09-13 05:00 | Read:202058 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Law & order Security threats bitcoin blackmail Hack


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