After Wave of Complaints, Instagram Tests New Methods to Recover Hacked Accounts
Motherboard previously reported how hackers were holding high-profile Instagram accounts for ransom, and how some influencers had to turn to white-hat hackers for help.
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Another Day Another Hack
Hackers Steal and Ransom Financial Data Related to Some of the World’s Largest Companies
The data was stolen from Citycomp, which provides internet infrastructure for dozens of companies including Oracle, Airbus, Toshiba, and Volkswagen.
New Lawsuit Claims Mariah Carey's Former Assistant Was Urinated On at Work
Buzzfeed News obtained this new suit this week. It was filed in response to a suit from Carey that claimed her assistant Lianna Shakhnazaryan was attempting to extort her.
The Dark Overlord Decrypts More 9/11 Insurance Files
After apparently raising thousands of dollars through a crowdfunding effort, The Dark Overlord have decrypted a set of the 9/11 attack connected litigation documents.
CYBER Podcast: The Dark Overlord and the 9/11 Insurance Files Hack
In this week’s episode of CYBER, we talk about how The Dark Overlord hacking group has evolved, and is one of the most sophisticated crews when it comes to manipulating the media.
Hackers Threaten to Dump Insurance Files Related to 9/11 Attacks
The Dark Overlord appears to be trying to capitalize on conspiracy theories about the September 11 attacks.
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'I Could Ruin Your Business Right Now': Listen to a SIM-Jacking, Account-Stealing Ransom
Jared Goetz's credit card was fraudulently charged, his phone cut-off, and his email account hacked. But in an extraordinary phone call, Goetz managed to talk the hacker down, and get his digital life back.
Hackers Are Holding High Profile Instagram Accounts Hostage
Hackers have hijacked the accounts of at least four high profile Instagrammers recently, locking them out and demanding a bitcoin ransom. But Instagram is silent.
Scammers Threaten to Review Bomb a Travel Company Unless it Pays Ransom
Twitter bots, fake reviews, and Instagram comments are the tools of a black hat SEO extortion attempt.
Hackers Made Half a Million Dollars Pretending They Watched You Watch Porn
Scammers tricked victims to pay ransom in bitcoin for compromising video that didn't exist.
When Your Arrest Photo Appears on a Mugshot Website
Lawmakers are cracking down on sites like Mugshots.com and UnpublishArrest.com. At such a mushrooming online nexus of extortion and blackmail, will the legislation make any difference?
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After Arrest in Serbia, Netflix Hackers ‘The Dark Overlord’ Say They’re Still Going
Serbian police may have arrested a suspected member of The Dark Overlord hacking crew, but someone in control of the group's email account told Motherboard "we're still here."