Extortion

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Shadow Talk Update – 06.11.2018

June 11, 2018

In Shadow Talk this week, Dr Richard Gold joins us to discuss the issue of security debt, a term used …

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Extorters Going to Extort: This Time Other Criminals Are the Victims

October 26, 2017

We are increasingly used to the tactic of extorting a company through the threat actor publicly releasing data. The recent …

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How the Frenzy Unfolded: Analyzing Various Mongo Extortion Campaigns

February 7, 2017

The MongoDB “ransom” pandemic, which has been in the spotlight for the best part of a month, still appears to …

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Crowdsourced DDoS Extortion – A Worrying Development?

December 13, 2016

We all know about DDoS extortion – the process is straightforward. Contact the company, threaten to launch a crippling DDoS …

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Top 5 Threats to the Media and Broadcasting Industry

November 11, 2016

For media and broadcasting organizations, the threat of having their websites forced offline is a significant one. We looked beyond DDoS …

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Thedarkoverlord – losing his patients?

July 26, 2016

In late June 2016, we observed a spate of attacks allegedly conducted by a vendor named “thedarkoverlord” on the dark …

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Three Tactics Behind Cyber Extortion

July 11, 2016

As explained in a previous blog, extortion is not new – it’s now just been applied to the digital world …

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Your money or your data: Keeping up-to-date with the innovation

June 17, 2016

DDoS extortion and ransomware attacks have featured heavily in the headlines recently. But the practice of obtaining money through threats …

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Online Extortion – Old Ways, New Tricks

September 7, 2015

Extortion is nothing new for organised crime. For centuries, gangs have been operating protection rackets and kidnappings to successfully extract ransom money from their victims. And as with many things in modern life, these old techniques have been successfully brought over to the cyber realm.

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