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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:2554 | 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:2810 | 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:1826 | 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:2348 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Data Breach Cybercrime data breach

A simulation shows how a ransomware could hack PLCs in a water treatment plant

The security researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have simulated a ransomware-based attack on PLCs in a water treatment plant. The security researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have conducted an interesting research on the potential impact of ransomware on industrial control systems (ICS). The researchers David Formby, a Ph.D. stu
Publish At:2017-02-14 10:40 | Read:2373 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Security critical infrastructure extor

Spora Ransomware allows victims to pay for immunity from future attacks

 Security experts from Emsisoft spotted a new strain of malware, the Spora ransomware, that allows potential victims to pay for immunity from future attacks. Security experts from Emsisoft spotted a new strain of ransomware dubbed Spora that implements a singular extortion mechanism, it allows potential victims to pay for immunity from future attacks. Accor
Publish At:2017-01-12 10:15 | Read:1973 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Cybercrime encryption exto

Extortionists Wipe Thousands of Databases, Victims Who Pay Up Get Stiffed

Tens of thousands of personal and possibly proprietary databases that were left accessible to the public online have just been wiped from the Internet, replaced with ransom notes demanding payment for the return of the files. Adding insult to injury, it appears that virtually none of the victims have paid the ransom have gotten their files back because multi
Publish At:2017-01-11 04:20 | Read:3262 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other extortion MongoDB Niall Merrigan Victor Gevers

Ransomware infections suffered by companies tripled in 12 months

According to a new report published by Kaspersky Lab, the number of ransomware infections suffered by companies threefold from January to September. The number of ransomware infections suffered by companies continues to increase and according to a new report published by the security firm Kaspersky Lab, it increased threefold from January to September. One i
Publish At:2016-12-13 01:20 | Read:2345 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Malware CTB-Locker Cybercr

FSB accuses foreign hackers of plotting to undermine the Russian banks

According to the FSB unnamed foreign hackers are planning to undermine Russian Banks with cyber attacks and PSYOPS via social media. The Kremlin is accusing unnamed foreign hackers of plotting to undermine the Russian banks in the country. The Russian Government believes that foreign powers plan to conduct a PSYOps to destabilize the banks. Hackers could com
Publish At:2016-12-03 01:15 | Read:2276 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Cyber warfare Hacking banking Cybe

SFMTA Ransomware Attacker Hacked by Security Researcher

A security researcher hacked the actor who’s responsible for a ransomware attack against the San Francisco Municipal Transport Authority (SFMTA).A variant of HDDCryptor ransomware is believed to have struck the SFMTA on 25 November and encrypted as many as 2000 systems at the public transport agency.While the city’s bus and train network continue
Publish At:2016-11-29 21:45 | Read:2510 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News Brian Krebs extortion ransomware SFMTA

Ransomware hits San Francisco transport system. Free rides for all as $73,000 demanded

San Francisco’s transport system, known as Muni, was hit hard by a ransomware attack this weekend that forced the network to offer free rides to passengers.More than 2000 systems at the public transport agency are believed to have been hit, including Windows workstations, servers and ticketing machines.The first many users would have known that their c
Publish At:2016-11-28 08:56 | Read:1866 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection extortion

For the first time massive DDoS attacks hit Russian banks in 2016

A number of prolonged DDoS attacks hit at least five Russian banks this week and experts suspect the involvement of the Mirai Botnet once again. A wave of DDoS attacks hit at least five Russian banks with prolonged DDoS attacks this week. Among the victims of the DDoS attacks against the online banking services there are Sberbank and Alfabank banks. The stri
Publish At:2016-11-13 01:00 | Read:2549 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime banking Cybercrime DDoS attacks ex

What does a DDoS with everyday life? DDoS knocks out building control systems in Finland

The residents in two apartment buildings Finland faced more that a week of serious problem due to a DDoS attack that targeted the building control systems. What does a DDoS with everyday life? The recent attack against the Dyn DNS service powered by an IoT botnet demonstrated the weakness of modern society to cyber threats. Anyway, to better explain this str
Publish At:2016-11-09 12:15 | Read:3174 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking building control system DD

How to recover files encrypted by all Teslacrypt Ransomware variants

Experts from Cisco Talos team have improved their decryptor tool to allow the recovery of files encrypted by all the Teslacrypt Ransomware variants In May, criminals behind the TeslaCrypt ransomware leaked online the master encryption key that allowed security experts to develop a decryption tool for the last variant of the threat. “In surprising end to Tesl
Publish At:2016-06-12 01:45 | Read:3203 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Cybercrime extortion malwa

Companies Are Stockpiling Bitcoin To Quickly Pay Off Ransomware Criminals

New research conducted by Citrix indicates that some businesses are stockpiling Bitcoins so they can pay cybercriminals fast in case of ransomware attacks. New research conducted by Citrix, a corporate networking company, indicates that some businesses are stockpiling Bitcoins so they can pay cybercriminals fast, if their data is held ransom by malicious sof
Publish At:2016-06-09 00:45 | Read:3073 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Bitcoin Cybercrime extorti

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