extortion

Bomb hoax extortion emails spread down under

Bomb hoax extortion emails spread down under

Bitcoin bust creates threat boom.
Dec 14 2018 9:00AM
Database destroying worm menaces Linux and Windows servers

Database destroying worm menaces Linux and Windows servers

Botnet, ransomware and coin mining rolled into one malware.
Sep 19 2018 9:39AM
MySQL instances attacked by database blackmailers

MySQL instances attacked by database blackmailers

Copycats delete databases without dumping them.
Feb 26 2017 8:36PM
Nokia paid extortionist millions for stolen encryption keys

Nokia paid extortionist millions for stolen encryption keys

Perpetrator still on the loose.
Jun 18 2014 5:03AM
Domino's Pizza blackmailed over mass data leak

Domino's Pizza blackmailed over mass data leak

Updated: Over 600,000 customer records captured.
Jun 16 2014 6:32AM
Extortionists down Feedly newsreader site

Extortionists down Feedly newsreader site

Denial of service attack.
Jun 12 2014 5:01AM
BitTorrent users targeted in new trojan extortion ploy

BitTorrent users targeted in new trojan extortion ploy

New scareware method in town.
Apr 13 2010 1:16PM
New ransomware variant features novel payment scheme

New ransomware variant features novel payment scheme

Utilises SEO poisoning.
Nov 3 2009 12:05PM
IT administrator faces five years for network extortion

IT administrator faces five years for network extortion

An IT administrator faces up to five years in prison after he tried to extort money from his former employers by threatening to crash the company’s servers.
Apr 29 2009 6:19AM
$1 million reward for arrest of cyberextortionists

$1 million reward for arrest of cyberextortionists

A pharmacy benefits management firm is offering a US$1 million reward for information leading to the conviction of its extortionists.
Nov 13 2008 10:44AM
Cyber criminals turn to extortion with Zippo-A trojan

Cyber criminals turn to extortion with Zippo-A trojan

Security experts have identified a tojan that encrypts victims' computer files, and then attempts to extort a ransom of $300 to restore the hijacked data.
Mar 17 2006 10:10AM
Criminals encrypt files in extortion attempt

Criminals encrypt files in extortion attempt

Security companies have tracked a new type of internet attack that encrypts files on a user's machine and then demands payment for a decoder tool.
May 24 2005 9:22PM
Extortion threats making firms pay out demands

Extortion threats making firms pay out demands

Nov 12 2004 5:05PM
Tokyo police arrest trio accused of Softbank extortion

Tokyo police arrest trio accused of Softbank extortion

Tokyo police have arrested three men on suspicion of attempted extortion from Softbank BB, the parent company to Yahoo BB.
Mar 2 2004 1:58PM

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