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Vastaamo psychotherapy data breach sees the most vulnerable victims extorted

“Hell is too nice a place for these people.” Never have we seen outrage about a cybercrime at such a level. The outrage is aimed at cybercriminals behind the data breach that occurred at Finnish psychotherapy practice Vastaamo. Vastaamo, which has treated some 40,000 patients, is a subcontractor to several major public-sector hospital districts. Finland’s pr
Publish At:2020-10-30 17:29 | Read:60 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime data breach extortion gdpr patient records vastaa

Finnish psychotherapy center Vastaamo suffered a shocking security breach

Private Finnish psychotherapy center Vastaamo suffered a security breach, hackers are now demanding ransom to avoid the leak of sensitive data they have stolen. Finland’s interior minister summoned an emergency meeting Sunday after the private Finnish psychotherapy center Vastaamo suffered a security breach that caused the exposure of patient records. To
Publish At:2020-10-26 09:41 | Read:97 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Data Breach Hacking data breach ex

Crooks hit Puerto Rico Firefighting Department Servers

Puerto Rico’s firefighting department discloses a security breach, hackers breached its database and demanded $600,000. Puerto Rico’s firefighting department discloses a security breach, hackers breached its database and demanded a $600,000 ransom. According to the department’s director, Alberto Cruz, the ability of the department to respond to emerge
Publish At:2020-10-15 20:11 | Read:160 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking extortion hacking news inf

FBI arrested a Russian national for recruiting employee of US firm to plant malware

FBI authorities arrested a Russian national in the U.S. after attempting to recruit an employee at a targeted company to plant a malware. US authorities arrested the Russian national Egor Igorevich Kriuchkov (27) after attempting to recruit an employee at a targeted company to plant a piece of malware. The man was arrested on August 22 and appeared in cou
Publish At:2020-08-26 21:18 | Read:373 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime extortion FBI Hacking hacking news

US liquor giant hit by ransomware – what the rest of us can do to help

byPaul DucklinUS hard liquor giant Brown-Forman is the latest high-profile victim of ransomware criminals.Even if the company’s name doesn’t ring a bell, some of its products are well-known to spirits drinkers world-wide: Brown-Forman is a multi-billion dollar business that owns Jack Daniel’s whiskey, Finlandia vodka and other global brands
Publish At:2020-08-18 14:48 | Read:276 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ransomware Brown-Forman extortion Finlandia Jack Daniel's

ProLock ransomware – new report reveals the evolution of a threat

byPaul DucklinSophosLabs has just published a new report on a ransomware strain known as ProLock, which is interesting not so much for its implementation as for its evolution.Let’s start at the very top of the ransomware dilemma.Should you ever pay blackmail money to ransomware crooks?As you can imagine, law enforcement and government bodies around the
Publish At:2020-07-27 15:17 | Read:391 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ransomware Cybercrime extortion ProLock PwndLocker ransomwar

Extortionists Preying on Site Owners with Fake Website Hacking Scam

Researchers found that extortionists are targeting website owners with a scam in which they claim to have hacked their site and extracted a database.WebARX observed that the ploy first makes itself known to website owners when they receive a ransom message from the attackers.In a sample note analyzed by the web application security platform, the scammers cla
Publish At:2020-06-15 10:44 | Read:614 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News extorti

Nuclear missile contractor hacked in Maze ransomware attack

byLisa VaasThe US is protected by what’s known as a nuclear triad: a three-pronged attack force that consists of land-launched nuclear missiles, nuclear missiles on submarines, and aircraft equipped with nuclear bombs and missiles.One of the triad’s legs – the land-based LGM-30 Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) – has
Publish At:2020-06-04 08:45 | Read:558 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data loss Government security Ransomware Security threats ba

Maze ransomware operators leak credit card data from Costa Rica’s BCR bank

Maze ransomware operators published credit card details stolen from the Bank of Costa Rica (BCR) threatening to leak other lots every week. Maze ransomware operators have released credit card data stolen from the Bank of Costa Rica (BCR) threatening to leak other lots every week. Early May, Maze Ransomware operators claimed to have hacked the network o
Publish At:2020-05-25 05:30 | Read:696 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware BCR credit cards extortion

What to do when you receive an extortion email

In the last few weeks, there has been an upswing in people receiving threatening, extortion email messages, demanding payment to avoid release of sensitive information. Most of the time, these emails are what we call “sextortion” emails, as they claim that malware on your computer has captured embarrassing photos of you through the webcam, but th
Publish At:2020-05-03 14:39 | Read:742 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malwarebytes news 2fa Bitcoin sextortion extortion online ex

Sextortion Scams Delivered by Emotet Net 10 Times More Than Necurs Sextortion — Here’s Why

Recent spam campaigns from Emotet featured sextortion content very similar to emails previously sent by the Necurs botnet. However, Emotet spam ended up netting 10 times the amount that a comparable Necurs campaign did — within a matter of six hours. Why was Emotet so much more successful with the same type of ploy? Two factors played into this. First, Emote
Publish At:2020-02-15 17:18 | Read:761 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware Threat Intelligence Banking Trojan Bitcoin Botnet Cy

Hacker threatens Canadian University to dump student info unless the university pay a ransom

A hacker is attempting to extort the Canadian University of Fraser Valley (UFV), threatening to dump student information unless the university pays a ransom. Extortion is a winning criminal model for crooks, a hacker is attempting to extort the Canadian University of Fraser Valley (UFV), threatening to dump student information unless the university pay 30,00
Publish At:2017-11-05 16:20 | Read:5670 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Canadian University Cyberc

Basetools underground hacking forum breached, hacker demands $50K ransom

Basetools underground hacking forum was breached, hackers demand a $50K ransom to avoid sharing stolen data, including admin identity, with law enforcement. A hacker that goes online with the Twitter handle mat (@0xScripts) has breached a popular underground hacking forum and he is threatening to share the stolen archive to the law enforcement if the adminis
Publish At:2017-10-29 03:55 | Read:6434 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Data Breach Deep Web Basetools.ws

FBI: Extortion, CEO Fraud Among Top Online Fraud Complaints in 2016

Online extortion, tech support scams and phishing attacks that spoof the boss were among the most costly cyber scams reported by consumers and businesses last year, according to new figures from the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). The IC3 report released Thursday correctly identifies some of the most prevalent and insidious forms of cyberc
Publish At:2017-06-23 15:30 | Read:4045 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other bleepingcomputer.com Catalin Cimpanu ceo fraud extorti

Cyber criminals claim to have stolen the new episode of the Pirates of the Caribbean film saga

Crooks claim have stolen the Walt Disney’s forthcoming Pirates of the Caribbean film and are threatening to release it in 20 minutes chunks. Cybercriminals claim have stolen the Walt Disney’s forthcoming Pirates of the Caribbean film and are threatening to release it online if the company will not pay the ransom. CEO Bob Iger, told a town hall meeting of ABC
Publish At:2017-05-17 03:55 | Read:4263 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Data Breach Cybercrime data breach

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