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FBI warns about email extortion attempts

Discussion in 'Help Net Security' started by RSS, Jun 2, 2016.

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    FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center has issued a public service announcement warning users about email extortion attempts related to recent high-profile data thefts. The contents of the emails, i.e. the threats, vary depending on what information was stolen and/or leaked following a specific breach, and the extortionists request 2 to 5 Bitcoins (approximately $250 to $1,200) to not send the data to the victims’ family and friends (either via social media or actual letters). For … More →

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