Extortionists Preying on Site Owners with Fake Website Hacking Scam

Extortionists Preying on Site Owners with Fake Website Hacking Scam

Researchers found that extortionists are targeting website owners with a scam in which they claim to have hacked their site and extracted a database. WebARX observed that the ploy first makes itself ...
FBI warns extortion scams are on the rise amid stay-at-home orders

FBI warns extortion scams are on the rise amid stay-at-home orders

Amid the coronavirus lockdown and social distancing measures, cybercriminals have found new ways to continue their attacks against consumers worldwide. Making a quick buck has always been the top priority, so as ...
Ransomware

New Treacherous Tricks of Ransomware Authors

Ransomware operators are giving their sketchy repertoire an overhaul. These attacks used to be about unauthorized data encryption and now they are adding data theft to the mix. As a result, not ...
Security Boulevard
2020 Prediction: Ransomware to become more dangerous than ever

2020 Prediction: Ransomware to become more dangerous than ever

In November, cyber crooks told services company Allied Universal that they would make its files public if the company didn’t pay a ransom. Allied refused and the hackers stuck to their threat, ...
Cybercrime victims report $2.71 billion in damages to the IC3 in 2018

Cybercrime victims report $2.71 billion in damages to the IC3 in 2018

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), a cybercrime-focused division of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), registered over 350,000 complaints of suspected Internet crime in 2018 that cost the complainants upwards ...
Ransomware Takes Weather Channel Live Broadcast Offline

Ransomware Takes Weather Channel Live Broadcast Offline

The FBI is investigating a ransomware attack that shut down the Weather Channel’s program for an hour on Thursday, according to The Wall Street Journal. The early morning live broadcast was interrupted ...
A Forged “From” Address

A Forged “From” Address

To the left we see part of a malicious email. The author brags about how the From address is the same as the To address. This is supposed to mean that the ...
Bogus Bomb Threats Demand Bitcoin Disrupt Businesses

Bogus Bomb Threats Demand Bitcoin Disrupt Businesses

Bogus bomb threats created a scare across the country. A quick note here that I'll dive into more deeply next week. The big question at this time -- with MANY of the ...

Latin America Report Q4 18 – Mexico

The following is an extract from our quarterly Latin America Report. To receive the report in full, click here. CRIME This reporting period was characterised by an increase in crime within tourist ...
Porn  Extortion Email tied to Password Breach

Porn Extortion Email tied to Password Breach

(An update to this post has been made at the end)This weekend I received an email forwarded from a stranger. They had received a threatening email and had shared it with a ...