Sextortion Scam: Blackmail scam emails that demand Bitcoin

Credit to Author: Ayush Puri| Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2021 13:28:54 +0000

What is Sextortion?  Sextortion is a scam via email or any other medium to blackmail the victim and…

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A week in security (Sept 6 – Sept 12)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2021 12:33:27 +0000

A round up of the previous week’s blogs and most interesting and relevant security events, hacks, and information.

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Sextortion on the rise, warns FBI

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Wed, 08 Sep 2021 16:13:46 +0000

The pandemic saw a surge in sextortion cases in 2020. Fast forward 12 months, and the numbers continue to rise significantly.

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How the Sophos Managed Threat Response team helped put a dangerous online sextortionist behind bars for 75 years

Credit to Author: Editor| Date: Tue, 11 May 2021 12:30:40 +0000

Disclaimer: The security company that assisted in the investigation, and played a supporting role contributing to the ultimate apprehension of Brian Hernandez, was Rook Security, which was acquired by Sophos in 2019 as the operations kernel of Sophos’ MTR service.<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/Z1wh3JktCkw” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter Target Resellers of Hacked Accounts

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 04 Feb 2021 18:02:09 +0000

Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter this week all took steps to crack down on users involved in trafficking hijacked user accounts across their platforms. The coordinated action seized hundreds of accounts the companies say have played a major role in facilitating the trade and often lucrative resale of compromised, highly sought-after usernames.

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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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