Cybercriminals are nothing if not creative and opportunistic. Major world events have been used as a premise for spam and phishing attempts countless times in the past. International money scams use premises from multi-million-dollar inheritances to stranded travelers to defraud more gullible and less security-conscious internet users. Mix in some personal information and (fake) blackmail, and you have one of the most recent major phishing campaigns and the subject of this month's Threat Spotlight.
Sextortion Scam – Attackers use passwords stolen in past data breaches to trick users into paying Bitcoin to avoid having a compromising video, which attacker claim to have recorded on the victim’s computer, shared with all their contacts.In this Threat Spotlight, @Barracuda examines sextortion scams where attackers use passwords stolen in a past #databreach to trick users into paying to avoid having a compromising video released Click To Tweet