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Extortion and alleged ISIS threats: A Saudi embassy learned the hard way about email security

by Shannon Vavra • 1 month ago

Security researcher Chris Kubecka knew that it might be a tough assignment to catch an intruder on the email system at Saudi Arabia's embassy in the Netherlands. But the story only got bigger once she got to work.

How hackers are extorting Instagram users and throwing away the key

by Sean Lyngaas • 7 months ago

Trend Micro research on the phishing of Instagram users underscores how hackers are exploiting the value of social-media brands.

Extortion hacks have completely rattled the entertainment industry

by Michael Bergin • 2 years ago

In the digital age, a simple scheme has turned into a worthwhile endeavor for criminals and had an unprecedentedly strong effect on media and entertainment companies in the process.

Hackers are gaming the media to extort breached casinos in Canada, researchers say

by Chris Bing • 2 years ago

The group is faking identities when speaking to media about their work in order to extort Canadian casinos and mining companies.

Disney CEO: Hackers demanding ransom for stolen movie

by Ryan Johnston • 2 years ago

Disney is currently working with federal investigators, but will wait for hackers to show evidence they have a copy of the movie before acting.

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