Materials by tag Ransom

May 13, 2019 at 13:47
Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency Ransomware Attacks Soars by Over 500%
The first quarter (Q1) of 2019 registered a high average Bitcoin (BTC) payout for ransomware attacks, according to statistics published by security researchers at Kaspersky Lab, and Coveware, a firm which helps victims payout. The number of users (victims) that met cryptocurrency ransomware in 2018 and Q1 of 2019 soared by over 500% and 90% respectively.
Dec 19, 2018 at 15:12
Bitcoin Bomb Fright Connected with Sextortion Swindlers
The recent ‘bomb threat’ spam campaign seems to be a subsidiary action to another disgraceful email blackmail effort. Organisations and institutions such as universities, news outlet, schools, businesses across the globe are facing fake bomb threats.