Hackers Using Fake Police Data Requests against Tech Companies

Brian Krebs has a detailed post about hackers using fake police data requests to trick companies into handing over data. Virtually all major technology companies serving large numbers of users online have ...
All About LAPSUS$: What We Know About the Extortionist Group

All About LAPSUS$: What We Know About the Extortionist Group

LAPSUS$ is an extortionist threat group that became active on December 10, 2021. Unlike the majority of extortionist groups that typically rely on a combination of ransomware and data leaks, LAPSUS$ is ...
Planned Parenthood Ransomware Attack Has Far Reaching Implications

Planned Parenthood Ransomware Attack Has Far Reaching Implications

The Planned Parenthood Los Angeles affiliate announced that their computer network was hit by a ransomware attack. The compromise occurred between October 9 and 17 and affected around 400,000 patients’ data ...
Planned Parenthood Ransomware Attack Puts Lives at Risk

Planned Parenthood Ransomware Attack Puts Lives at Risk

The Planned Parenthood branch in Los Angeles revealed that it was the victim of a ransomware attack that resulted in attackers obtaining sensitive information on about 400,000 patients. All ransomware attacks and ...
Common elements in extortion emails

Sextortion Scams – How They Persuade and What to Watch for

Extortion, and especially “sextortion” emails, are becoming more frequent, and they can be extremely alarming when received. Such emails work by using threats to extort money, evoking intense fear. This type of ...
EA’s Source: It’s in the Game (and in Hackers’ Hands)

EA’s Source: It’s in the Game (and in Hackers’ Hands)

Electronic Arts got hacked, and its source code stolen. Hackers took hundreds of gigabytes of game source code and tools ...
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Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter Target Resellers of Hacked Accounts

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

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 ...
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PART I: Retrospective 2020: DDoS Was Back — Bigger and Badder Than Ever Before

| | ddos, extortion, prolexic
Never before has the risk of a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack been higher. In 2020, we saw record-breaking attacks, a DDoS extortion campaign impacting thousands of organizations globally, more emergency customer turnups, ...
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Pay2Key Ransomware Joins the Threat Landscape

As we approach the end of a year that has been trying for so many reasons, yet another ransomware has been seen in the wild targeting corporations—in particular, Israeli companies. A report ...
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Don't Let DDoS Extortionists Deliver a KO Punch

Don’t Let DDoS Extortionists Deliver a KO Punch

| | battleplan, ddos, extortion
Since mid-August, a variety of threat actors (and copycats alike) have been targeting organizations across all industries globally, threatening impending DDoS attacks unless Bitcoin is paid out. It's apparent, as the campaign ...