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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Radiohead’s ransom response shows novel approach for ransomware victims

Last week, British rock bank Radiohead thwarted an attempted digital ransom, in which unnamed hackers stole roughly 18 hours of unreleased music dating back to the band’s recording of its studio album OK, Computer, revealing some less-than-ok computer security (sorry).

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Social engineering attacks: What makes you susceptible?

Cybercriminals will do what it takes to get what they want, whether that’s breaching a corporate network or stealing credentials with malware. But what do we do if hackers are hacking us instead of our computers? Here’s how to tell if you’re susceptible to social engineering attacks, and what to do to combat them.

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A week in security (May 28 – June 3)

A roundup of the security news from May 28 – June 3, including Instagram scams, America Geeks, IoT flaws, and more.

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