The face of tomorrow’s cybercrime: Deepfake ransomware explained

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

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 (January 20 – 26)

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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A week in security (October 28 – November 3)

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)

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 (June 10 – 16)

A roundup of security news from June 10–16, including MegaCortex, the latest news on privacy, the abuse of Twitter’s Lists feature, and more.

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A week in security (April 29 – May 5)

A roundup of security news from April 29 – May 5, covering Electrum botnet, Wall Street Market takedown, privacy news, and the state of cryptojacking.

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A week in security (February 11 – 17)

A roundup of security news from February 11-17 covering sextortion, Facebook phishing, Emotet, exploit kits, whole team security, anti-phishing plan, and lots more.

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Sextortion Bitcoin scam makes unwelcome return

A well-worn sextortion scam is back in user’s inboxes. We explain what to look for and why recipients shouldn’t panic.

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Sextortion emails: They’re probably not watching you

Yes, those sextortion email scams using old passwords are still making the rounds. How can you spot a real sextortion attempt from an empty threat? And when should you report to authorities? Read on to find out.

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