The Maze cybercrime gang, which revolutionized the ransomware business by adding an extortion element to each attack, has issued a statement saying it has hung up its spikes and will retire, at least temporarily. Can you believe anything a ransomware group says? Maze posted a "retirement" notice to its darknet site on Nov. 1 saying: "This project is now closed." The word "project" appears to be a reference to the ransomware gang stating in the note that its attacks were intended to teach its v
Below is the Executive Summary regarding the recent email bomb threats sent internationally. Our good friends from Global Guardian shared their threat assessment for situational awareness.
Summary - On 13 December 2018, hundreds of businesses, law enforcement agencies and public services across the United States and Canada received email threats demanding a bitcoin payment of $20,000 in the early afternoon, prompting evacuations, building sweeps and overloading police call centers. What’s more,
Red Sky Alliance (RSAC) members have reported seeing and, or receiving fake sextortion scams. These scam emails typically provide old password that was used by the user. These emails are an attempt to extort money, claiming the sender has compromising information indicating the user was involved in viewing pornographic sites. The sender claims to have compromising video recordings of the user and alleges to have additional “stolen secrets” of a compromising sexual nature. An RSAC member in t
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