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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:460 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News extorti

Sodinokibi ransomware gang auctions off stolen data

Is it legal to buy stolen data from criminals? In most countries the answer would be no. But will it lead to a penalty or a fine? That is a different question and I’m afraid some companies and organizations will be inclined to seriously consider the last question even when they know the answer to the first one. Maybe we can at least agree that it is not ethi
Publish At:2020-06-04 12:55 | Read:253 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ransomware auction happy blog ransom ransomware Sodinokibi

Threat spotlight: RobbinHood ransomware takes the driver’s seat

Despite their name, the RobbinHood cybercriminal gang is not stealing from the rich to give to the poor. Instead, these ransomware developers are more like big game hunters—attacking enterprise organizations and critical infrastructure and keeping all the spoils for themselves. In 2019, the RobbinHood ransomware creators successfully attacked and receive
Publish At:2020-02-20 17:07 | Read:784 | Comments:0 | Tags:Threat spotlight .enc_robbinhood Anti-Ransomware baltimore b

NY Bills Would Ban Municipalities From Meeting Ransomware Demands

Two state senators from New York State introduced bills that would ban municipalities from meeting ransomware attackers’ demands.On January 14, 2020, NYS Senator Phil Boyle of the 4th Senate District proposed Senate Bill S7246.Senator Boyle along with his cosponsors Senator George M. Borrello of the 57th Senate District and Senator Sue Serino of the 41
Publish At:2020-02-09 10:22 | Read:371 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News New Yor

University of Maastricht Paid 30 Bitcoins to Ransomware Attackers

The University of Maastricht publicly revealed that it paid a ransom of 30 bitcoins to recover its computer systems following a ransomware attack.Nick Bos, vice president of the university, shared what officials knew about the digital attack at a press conference.Bos noted that the security incident began when phishers successfully compromised the email acco
Publish At:2020-02-09 10:21 | Read:603 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News ransom

Tampa Bay Times hit with Ryuk ransomware attack

Florida newspaper The Tampa Bay Times suffered a Ryuk ransomware attack Thursday, making it the latest major victim of the notorious ransomware family that continues to rise in popularity. Curiously, the paper is at least the third Florida-based Ryuk victim in the past year. The attack, which The Tampa Bay Times reported on itself, did not result in a
Publish At:2020-01-24 16:50 | Read:1528 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ransomware Chicago Tribune CrowdStrike DCH Health System emo

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:5601 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Canadian University Cyberc

Security Professionals Admit to Paying Ransom and Hiding Breaches (Infographic)

We did a survey at RSAC in February that kind of blew our minds; so much so we surveyed more people to check our work! Security professionals admit to paying ransom (from ransomware) and not telling anyone what they’d done. When we went more broadly – U.S. and U.K. security pros – the numbers didn’t get better (they got worse). Have
Publish At:2017-05-13 12:35 | Read:5122 | Comments:0 | Tags:Company News Threats breaches infographic Malware ransom Ran

Netflix and Orange is the New Black Are Being Held for Ransom

Netflix has been asked to pay an unspecified amount in ransom. Un-aired episodes of the show, Orange is the New Black (OTNB) is the hostage. This time it’s personal: I wait months for the new season and I don’t want any spoilers. I met Jenji Kohan’s husband, Chris Noxon, years ago at a marketing conference where he was speaking about his
Publish At:2017-05-01 08:20 | Read:4096 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hollywood Netflix News ransom Ransomware studi

Hacker Buba is asking UAE bank for $3 million ransom

A criminal named Hacker Buba after asking UAE bank for $3 million ransom started leaking customer data online. Last week a hacker, who named itself as ‘Hacker Buba,’ breached a United Arab Emirates Bank, then he start tweeting customers’ information announcing the disclosure of tens of thousands of customer files o
Publish At:2015-12-06 06:35 | Read:3711 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Data Breach blackmailers crime dat

Hacker Holds United Arab Emirates Bank to Ransom, Demands $3 Million

A malicious hacker that successfully breached the IT systems of a large bank in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) demanded nearly $3 million worth of cryptocurrency or the financial information of hundreds of its customers would be leaked online.The hacker – who goes by the alias ‘Hacker Buba’ – reportedly gained access to the bank’s systems last month. He thre
Publish At:2015-12-05 10:40 | Read:4165 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News bank breach Hacker ransom UAE

Pay or we’ll knock your site offline—DDoS-for-ransom attacks surge

A number of sites have been hit by distributed denial-of-service attacks over the past week. Strong enough to knock some of them offline for days at a time, these DDoS attacks have been launched by extortionists demanding thousands of dollars in ransom money.Further ReadingCrypto e-mail service pays $6,000 ransom, gets taken out by DDoS anywayFollow-on attac
Publish At:2015-11-12 18:35 | Read:4485 | Comments:0 | Tags:Law & Disorder Risk Assessment Technology Lab distributed de

Armada Collective Hackers Target Secure Email Services with Blackmail DDoS Attacks

A hacker group known as the Armada Collective is currently targeting secure email services with prolonged blackmail distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack campaigns.Last week, Geneva-based encrypted email service ProtonMail announced that it had been temporarily knocked offline by a DDoS attack. After issuing a post explaining what it was doing to corre
Publish At:2015-11-10 14:40 | Read:5576 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News Armada Collective DD4BC DDoS Hacker Pro

ProtonMail Back Online Following Six-Day DDoS Attack

Encrypted email service ProtonMail is back online today following a crippling six-day attack that saw the company’s ISPs and data centers under siege.Operators behind the service said the site may not always be reachable, as its servers are still under heavy strain and mitigating attack, and that it’s looking for donations to prevent its infrastr
Publish At:2015-11-09 21:50 | Read:4362 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy Web Security Bitcoin DDoS attack Denial of Service A

ProtonMail paid a $6000 Ransom to stop DDoS Attacks

ProtonMail has paid a $6000 Ransom to stop prolonged DDoS attacks that knocked its services offline since Tuesday. Unfortunately, the attacks are continuing. The popular encrypted email service ProtonMail has suffered a prolonged major DDoS attack that knocked it offline since Tuesday. It was an extortion attempt, the attacker
Publish At:2015-11-06 22:30 | Read:4516 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking DDoS attacks extortion Pro

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