Email blackmailer threatens to have your website blocked forever

Email blackmailer threatens to have your website blocked forever

If it wasn’t bad enough extortionists threatening to release sex videos of you, or claiming you were a member of an adultery website, or that your name has been mentioned as part ...
New Sextortion Scam Tries to Scare Users with Fake CIA Investigation

New Sextortion Scam Tries to Scare Users with Fake CIA Investigation

Extortionists have launched a new sextortion scam campaign that leverages a fake Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) investigation to try to scare users. In an email I obtained from a wary user, the ...
New Sextortion Scam Says Adult Sites Infected Victims with Malware

New Sextortion Scam Says Adult Sites Infected Victims with Malware

A new sextortion scam is informing victims that their computers suffered a malware infection after they visited an adult website. In this latest ruse, digital criminals claim that they infected a user ...
New Sextortion Scam Campaign Delivering GandCrab Ransomware

New Sextortion Scam Campaign Delivering GandCrab Ransomware

Digital criminals have launched a new sextortion campaign that attempts to infect users’ computers with a version of GandCrab ransomware. On 5 December, researchers at Proofpoint observed a scam operation spewing out ...
Sextortion Scams Using Redacted Phone Numbers to Demand Payment

Sextortion Scams Using Redacted Phone Numbers to Demand Payment

Sextortion scammers are now using potential targets’ redacted phone numbers in an attempt to trick them into submitting payment. Perhaps after having obtained a list that ties people’s phone numbers and email ...
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The Shared Security Weekly Blaze – Quiet Skies TSA Surveillance Program, SIM Hijacking and the Reddit Data Breach, Sextortion Scams

This is the Shared Security Weekly Blaze for August 6, 2018 sponsored by Security Perspectives – Your Source for Tailored Security Awareness Training and Assessment Solutions and Silent Pocket. This episode was ...
The Year Targeted Phishing Went Mainstream

The Year Targeted Phishing Went Mainstream

A story published here on July 12 about a new sextortion-based phishing scheme that invokes a real password used by each recipient has become the most-read piece on KrebsOnSecurity since this site ...

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 ...

Not looking phishy, and not hitting the panic button

An excellent ESET article on not grooming people into accepting phishing messages, plus ESET advice on the 'Sextortion and leaked passwords' story ...

Sextortion Scam Luring Victims in with Breached Passwords – Don’t Pay!

If you haven’t been targeted already, you might have at least heard about the latest “sextortion scam” that surfaced a couple weeks ago. I’ve been seeing the email scam making its rounds ...
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