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What is “If you want us to be silent, read” email scam

“If you want us to be silent, read” is how a new sextortion scam campaign tries to attract your attention. An email with this subject line may land in your inbox if your email address has ever been leaked, but it is nothing more than a scam. The sender will claim that they have a private video of you watching…

Cybersecurity news headlines for September 2021

In September’s edition of cybersecurity news, we cover only two stories. The FBI warns that romance and sextortion scams are on the rise, with millions of dollars of reported losses already. And the REvil ransomware gang reappears under the same name after a two-month hiatus following the Kaseya ransomware attack.

$133 million lost to romance scams in first half of 2021, FBI reports

A report released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has revealed that victims have lost more than $133 million to romance scammers between January 1, 2021, and July 31, 2021. In addition to the traditional romance scams where scammers simply ask for money, there has been a recent trend of romance scams involving cryptocurrencies. The FBI’s Crime Complaint Center…

Cybersecurity news headlines for August 2021

In August’s edition of cybersecurity news, we cover a cyberattack on T-Mobile, Apple’s new child sex abuse imagery screening feature, and the Bangkok Airways ransomware attack.

The cyberattack on T-Mobile resulted in stolen personal information of 50 million past and current customers. Among the information are social security numbers. Apple announced a new feature that will check iPhones for known child sex…

Flubot malware targets Android users in Australia

Thousands of Australians are being bombarded with scam text messages that are distributing the Flubot banking trojan. Scamwatch, a website run by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), has released a warning advising users to not click on links in suspicious messages, as that would lead to a serious malware infection. Reportedly, over 5500 reports about this particular scam…

What is “I have e-mailed you from your account” Email Scam

“I have e-mailed you from your account” Email Scam is one of many sextortion emails that threaten to release a non-existent private video if users do not agree to pay money. Sextortion emails have been on the rise in the past couple of years, and while the contents may differ depending on the scam campaign, the main idea is the…

Cybersecurity news headlines for July 2021

In July’s edition of cybersecurity news, the cyberattack against software company Kaseya takes the central stage. It is one of the worst cyberattacks in recent history, with a record-breaking $70 million ransom demand and almost 1500 infected companies. The second story continues the theme of serious ransomware attacks as we talk about a new player in the world of ransomware…