Tag: ransom

Sacramento Regional Transit Hackers Demand $8K Bitcoin Ransom

It has been a while since we last heard anything about hackers demanding a Bitcoin ransom. In Sacramento, hackers have successfully attacked the public transit system and are now demanding a US$8,000 ransom to be paid in Bitcoin. Whether or not SacRT will honor┬átheir demand remains highly unlikely at this point. It is never in anyone’s best interest to meet hackers’ demands, especially when it comes to Bitcoin. Another Hacking …
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Will Criminals Start Kidnapping People and Asking for Ransomware in Bitcoin?

Some of the very first associations that the wider public made with Bitcoin upon learning about it were fairly focused on its potentially nefarious connotations. That being said, Bitcoin can still be used for criminal activities. This is most noticeable in the recent wanna cry ransomware attacks and fileless ransomware attacks. So does this mean -like a comment on this linked article suggested- that soon criminals will move beyond ransomware …
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The Witcher 3 Game Studio Affected by Data Breach

We know cybercriminals will try to cause a lot of damage for financial gain. They target consumers with malware and ransomware. However, over the past few weeks, criminals have been going after tv production houses and even video game studios. CD Projekt Red, the company behind the “The Witcher 3” video game, suffered a major data breach. The assailant now demands a ransom to not leak stolen files. CD Projekt …
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Criminals Successfully Extort Safari Browser Users Watching Adult Content

The saying “internet is for porn” proves to be quite correct in some cases. Ransomware scammers recently exploited a bug found in Apple’s Mobile Safari browser to extort fees from people who partook in viewing porn on their devices. Although the vulnerability has been patched since, it goes to show mobile browsing habits can lead to a lot of trouble down the line. Viewing Porn In Safari Leads To Extortion …
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