The lucrative business of Bitcoin sextortion scams

Sextortion scams are back on the radar, and many say they’re on the uptick. We investigate an email campaign to see how lucrative the business of sextortion can be.

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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 (July 1 – 7)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from July 1-7, including stalkerware, Bitcoin generators, app permissions, Chinese spyware, some giant leaks, and a new malware attack method.

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Steer clear of Bitcoin Cash generators

We take a look at a number of sites claiming to offer free Bitcoin Cash money.

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Wall Street Market reported to have exit scammed

Users reported that Wall Street Market, a broadly-known cryptocurrency dark net market, has executed an exit scam, swindling millions from account holders in the process.

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Electrum Bitcoin wallets under siege

Threat actors are relentlessly phishing and attacking Electrum Bitcoin wallet users, racking up millions of dollars.

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A week in security (February 4 – 8)

A roundup of security news from February 4 – 8, including Facebook’s secure messaging integration, Google’s changes to URLs, a scam involving the Kindle store and John Wick, and more.

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Luas data ransom: the hacker who cried wolf?

Irish tram firm Luas were recently compromised and told to pay 1 Bitcoin, or risk user data being fired into the void. The deadline for paying the ransom has now passed: So what happens next? And is anyone out there really at risk?

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Christmas tech scams roundup

What’s under the Christmas tree? It’s worse than lumps of coal, it’s a not very festive assortment of tricks and scams designed to give you a festive season hangover.

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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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