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Sextortion vs Bombtortion Hoaxes

Sextortion vs Bombtortion

Yesterday, December 13th, bomb threat hoaxes via email sparked law enforcement agencies all over the world into chasing down non-existent devices. Many researchers and media outlets were quick in observing the similarity the bomb threats shared with sextortion campaigns. While the sextortion...

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New Sextortion Campaign - Caught you cheating!

Today's Sextortion Message - Caught Cheating

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Emailed Bomb Threats Demanding Bitcoin

This morning we noticed a disturbing email campaign attempting to scare recipients into making a large payment in exchange for human life.

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IRS scams starting early

 

It appears the scammers are pulling out their tax time tricks before we even ring in the new year.

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Holiday counterfeit campaigns ramping up

The shopping season is in full swing - and malicious actors are taking advantage of more than the sales. 

From Black Friday through Cyber Week, AppRiver blocked more than 270 million pieces of spam. In comparison, that is about 60 million more than a non-holiday week. A good portion of spam being blocked by AppRiver...

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