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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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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A week in security (August 5 – 11)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2019 15:38:31 +0000

The latest cybersecurity news for the week of August 5–11. We touch on problematic backdoors, the grim possibility of the Internet of Thoughts, and smart home improvement. We also released a retrospective report on ransomware.

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A week in security (July 1 – 7)

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2019 15:08:33 +0000

A roundup of cybersecurity news from July 1-7, including stalkerware, Bitcoin generators, app permissions, Chinese spyware, some giant leaks, and a new malware attack method.

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Steer clear of Bitcoin Cash generators

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Wed, 03 Jul 2019 18:19:20 +0000

We take a look at a number of sites claiming to offer free Bitcoin Cash money.

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Threats target financial institutions, fintech, and cryptocurrencies

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Fri, 10 May 2019 15:00:00 +0000

Losing trust in financial institutions can have a disrupting effect on society. And malware authors love to target these direct sources of money. How can we protect them?

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Vital infrastructure: Threats target financial institutions, fintech, and cryptocurrencies

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Fri, 10 May 2019 15:00:00 +0000

Losing trust in financial institutions can have a disrupting effect on society. And malware authors love to target these direct sources of money. How can we protect them?

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Wall Street Market reported to have exit scammed

Credit to Author: William Tsing| Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2019 15:54:55 +0000

Users reported that Wall Street Market, a broadly-known cryptocurrency dark net market, has executed an exit scam, swindling millions from account holders in the process.

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Electrum Bitcoin wallets under siege

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 15:00:00 +0000

Threat actors are relentlessly phishing and attacking Electrum Bitcoin wallet users, racking up millions of dollars.

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A week in security (February 4 – 8)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2019 17:05:33 +0000

A roundup of security news from February 4 – 8, including Facebook’s secure messaging integration, Google’s changes to URLs, a scam involving the Kindle store and John Wick, and more.

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