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DDoS scammers collect $20,000 with Ashley Madison extortion

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Oct 22, 2015.

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    Since September, Salted Hash has followed the extortion attempts from a group of scammers overseas who are targeting the leaked Ashley Madison email list.

    Most of the emails threaten exposure, but others threatened DDoS as well as offered help collecting government aid.

    Following the money, the group has earned more than $20,000 off the scam, and their emails are still going out. Here's a brief overview of the scams, and the other technical data for anyone wishing to research further.

    On September 22, the first email from the group hit a catch-all address used by Salted Hash. However, it was one of the addresses used by this blog in 2014 to investigate extortion claims against Ashley Madison.

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