extortion

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.
Joseph Cox
4.30.19
Noisey News

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.
Kristin Corry
1.18.19
cybercrime

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.
Joseph Cox
1.4.19
Cyber Podcast

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.
Motherboard Staff
1.4.19
Motherboard

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.
Joseph Cox
12.31.18
Port Out Scam

'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.
Joseph Cox
10.11.18
Instagram

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.
Joseph Cox
9.28.18
pay up

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.
Joseph Cox
8.28.18
Sextortion

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.
Joseph Cox
8.21.18
Face Time

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?
Anjali Nayar
6.23.18
NOT SO FAST

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."
Joseph Cox
5.17.18
Phone Crackers

Someone Is Trying to Extort iPhone Crackers GrayShift With Leaked Code

Last week an unknown party started to publish code snippets from iPhone unlocking tool GrayKey. To stop, the extortionists are demanding 2 bitcoin, but they may not have more code to offer.
Joseph Cox
4.24.18
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