A week in security (January 4 – January 10)

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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“I have full control of your device”: Sextortion scam rears its ugly head in time for 2021

It’s the new year, and a fresh Bitcoin sextortion scam email has been making rounds.

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What to do when you receive an extortion email

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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A week in security (August 19 – 25)

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 (updated)

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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