A week in security (January 4 – January 10)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2021 16:01:56 +0000

A roundup of cybersecurity news from January 4 – January 10, including a ransomware attack, a new Bitcoin sextortion scam, VPN usage, and more.

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What to do when you receive an extortion email

Credit to Author: Thomas Reed| Date: Fri, 01 May 2020 15:30:00 +0000

Extortion emails are nothing new, but with the recent increase in frequency, many people are looking for guidance. If you have received such a message and want to know how you should respond, you’re in the right place. Read on!

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What to do when you receive an extortion e-mail

Credit to Author: Thomas Reed| Date: Fri, 01 May 2020 15:30:00 +0000

xtortion e-mails are nothing new, but with the recent increase in frequency, many people are looking for guidance. If you have received such an e-mail message and want to know how you should respond, you’re in the right place. Read on!

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The lucrative business of Bitcoin sextortion scams (updated)

Credit to Author: Threat Intelligence Team| Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:00:00 +0000

Sextortion scams are back on the radar, and many say they’re on the uptick. We investigate an email campaign to see how lucrative the business of sextortion can be.

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A week in security (August 19 – 25)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2019 15:38:39 +0000

A roundup of the latest cybersecurity news for the week of August 19–25, including Magecart attacks on poker software, a new Bluetooth vulnerability, continuing ransomware attacks on US cities, Bitcoin sextortion, and a look back at one researcher’s DEF CON experience.

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The lucrative business of Bitcoin sextortion scams

Credit to Author: Threat Intelligence Team| Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:00:00 +0000

Sextortion scams are back on the radar, and many say they’re on the uptick. We investigate an email campaign to see how lucrative the business of sextortion can be.

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