Sextortion scammers getting creative

We’ve covered sextortion before, focusing in on how the core of the threat is an exercise in trust. The threat actor behind the campaign will use whatever information available on the target that causes them to trust that the threat actor does indeed have incriminating information on them. (They don’t.) But as public awareness of…

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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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A week in security (August 5 – 11)

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)

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

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

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

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

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)

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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Luas data ransom: the hacker who cried wolf?

Irish tram firm Luas were recently compromised and told to pay 1 Bitcoin, or risk user data being fired into the void. The deadline for paying the ransom has now passed: So what happens next? And is anyone out there really at risk?

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