Blog Posts Tagged with "Extortion"

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Protecting Yourself (and Your Organization) from Ransomware

April 04, 2016 Added by:Dan Lohrmann

While media attention has focused on global terrorist incidents and the presidential primaries, a growing number of business emergencies caused by ransomware are sweeping the world. The risk of this situation escalating into a significant public- or private-sector crisis is growing.

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Citadel Malware Delivers Reveton Ransomware to Extort Money

May 31, 2012 Added by:Headlines

A new Citadel malware platform is being used to deliver ransomware named Reveton, which lures the victim to a drive-by download website, and the ransomware is installed. The computer then freezes and a screen is displayed warning the user they have violated United States Federal Law...

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Malware Threats: Save Your Company Now

May 21, 2012 Added by:Bill Gerneglia

As the severity of cyber-crimes continues to grow, it’s important to understand the types of malware involved and how they work. Many forms of malware might be familiar, but they evolve as counter measures force adaptation. Today, the adaptation is driven by professional criminals...

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Symantec Targeted in Source Code Extortion Scheme

May 06, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“Symantec’s internal information security team has analyzed the code that was posted and has determined it is NOT Symantec source code... this is NOT Norton source code that has been posted, this is not a hack of Norton... and this does no pose a threat in any way to Norton products..."

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Symantec Source Code Leak: The Real Elephant in the Room

February 08, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Everyone is all over the fact that the Symantec code had been hacked back in 2006 right? I have not seen anything about the real elephant in the room. Where has the code been lo’ these many years? Who had it? Who hacked Symantec in the first place? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

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Symantec: Emails Part of Law Enforcement Sting Operation

February 07, 2012 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

"The e-mail string posted by YamaTough was actually between them and... law enforcement. YamaTough actually reached out to us, first, saying that if we provided them with money, they would not post any more source code. At that point... it was a clear cut case of extortion..."

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Update: Alleged Source Code Thieves Attempt to Extort Symantec

February 06, 2012 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

Anonymous-aligned hacker YamaTough, the spokesperson for the hacktivist group “The Lords of Dharmaraja”, falsely accused Symantec of attempting to bribe the group in order to prevent the release of source code for the company's PCanywhere product, among others...

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