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Assassination Threats Demand Bitcoin Ransom

Assassination Threats Demand Bitcoin Ransom

Processing more than a billion messages a month we tend to see the good, bad, and ugly emails of the internet. It's pretty rare a message will raise our eyebrows or fall into a "disturbing" category, especially for our team that sees the whole range of the underworld daily.

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Wanted: Your Computer for Mining!

Many have heard the term bitcoin in the past and recognize that as a digital currency.  Bitcoin is not the only player out there, just the most recognized.  The others are unofficially termed Altcoins for alternative coins.  Digital or cryptocurrencies are created by a process called mining.  This is the process of...

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Amazon themed malware targets Crypto Currency

Over the past week we have been monitoring (and blocking) a stream of malicious emails attempting to pose as legitimate Amazon purchase confirmations. The messages simply state that your order has been confirmed and contains a small amount of details. The user being target is directed to the attached .doc file for the...

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