Cybersecurity researchers tracked a hacking campaign spanning more than a year that hit around 20 websites.
"The nature of the activity and targeting is consistent with a government backed actor," the Google researchers say.
Robinhood told Motherboard that based on its investigation, the hackers did not make changes to any customer accounts.
The online trading company said a hacker obtained email addresses of 5 million users, and full names of 2 million users.
The scam, where victims are forced to film a video of themselves to try and get their money or account back, is seemingly more widespread than previously known.
“Bluntly, UAE sends assassination teams to deal with people they don’t like. [...] Even ransomware groups are subject to political pressure."
By publishing a video containing the intercepted conversations, Ukraine is sending a message to Russia.
There's a booming market for custom robots that scam people out of their 2FA codes.
The bots convincingly and effortlessly help hackers break into Coinbase, Amazon, PayPal, and bank accounts.
There have been more than 70 ransomware attacks affecting around 1,000 U.S. schools this year, and it may get worse before it gets better.
The video was part of a fairly elaborate scam to trick people into sending the hacker Bitcoin.