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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:387 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malwarebytes news 2fa Bitcoin sextortion extortion online ex

Sextortion scammers getting creative

We’ve covered sextortion before, focusing in on how the core of the threat is an exercise in trust. The threat actor behind the campaign will use whatever information available on the target that causes them to trust that the threat actor does indeed have incriminating information on them. (They don’t.) But as public awareness of the scam grow
Publish At:2019-11-26 16:50 | Read:1228 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime Social engineering bitcoin scam sextortion scams


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