Meet Babuk, a ransomware attacker blamed for the Serco breach
It's a case study in how quickly crooks can learn the basics of digital extortion.
Why the extortion of Vastaamo matters far beyond Finland — and how cyber pros are responding
At issue are the obligations of health care organizations to defend their data, and victims’ ability to hold them accountable for failing to do so.
Data breach at Finnish psychotherapy center takes a darker turn with extortion attempts
Cybercriminals reportedly posted batches of Vastaamo's patient information on the dark web and claimed that individual people could protect their data by directly paying a ransom.
Extortion and alleged ISIS threats: A Saudi embassy learned the hard way about email security
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
Trend Micro research on the phishing of Instagram users underscores how hackers are exploiting the value of social-media brands.