The face of tomorrow’s cybercrime: Deepfake ransomware explained

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2020 17:24:27 +0000

Deepfake ransomware is a mighty combination that several security experts fear would happen soon. But what is it exactly? Is it deepfake with a ransomware twist? Or ransomware with a sprinkling of deepfake tech?

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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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A week in security (January 20 – 26)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 17:17:14 +0000

A roundup of the previous week’s most notable security stories and events, including tech support scams, deepfakes, and the latest ransomware attack in Florida.

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Nuclear Bot Author Arrested in Sextortion Case

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2019 19:09:10 +0000

Last summer, a wave of sextortion emails began flooding inboxes around the world. The spammers behind this scheme claimed they’d hacked your computer and recorded videos of you watching porn, and promised to release the embarrassing footage to all your contacts unless a bitcoin demand was paid. Now, French authorities say they’ve charged two men they believe are responsible for masterminding this scam. One of them is a 21-year-old hacker interviewed by KrebsOnSecurity in 2017 who openly admitted to authoring a banking trojan called “Nuclear Bot.”

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A week in security (October 28 – November 3)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2019 16:37:57 +0000

A roundup of the latest cybersecurity news for the week of October 28 – November 3, including cyberattacks against SMBs, the Internet’s 50th birthday, stalkerware, donation scams, and more.

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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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