Online extortionists are now threatening email victims with COVID-19 infection if they don’t pay thousands of dollars, marking yet another evolution in their scam tactics. Sophos reported the sextortion scam, which follows a similar pattern to others of this type. The attackers divulge previously breached information on the victim, in this case one of their passwords,...Read More
Thanks to Michelle Farenci and the Sophos Security Team for their help with this article. Cybercriminals really do know no limits. Remember sextortion, where they say they’ll spam your friends and family with x-rated photos of you that they got via malware? At least, they will unless you pay them $2000. Well, the Sophos Security...Read More
While we’re all distracted by stockpiling latex gloves and toilet paper, there’s a bill tiptoeing through the US Congress that could inflict the backdoor virus that law enforcement agencies have been trying to inflict on encryption for years. At least, that’s the interpretation of digital rights advocates who say that the proposed EARN IT Act...Read More
What’s the most effective way to fight back against a large ransomware attack? Normally, the answer would be technical or organisational, but a new type of ransomware called Maze seems to have stirred up a very different response in one of its recent victims – bring in the lawyers and try to sue the gang...Read More
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