IBM X-Force researchers observed the Necurs botnet spewing millions of spam emails from more than 30,000 malicious IPs to extort bitcoin from victims who may or may not have viewed adult content.
In the shadowy world of security threats and bad actors, cyber extortion is a growing trend. Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the vulnerability of intellectual property, threatening to release potentially embarrassing information and...
Organized groups are using distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks as a way to threaten companies and carry out cyber extortion.
Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks can vex organizations in a number of ways. Learn how to secure your networks and respond appropriately.
A new type of ransomware called Kofer poses a severe threat to Internet users on a global scale, but it's just the tip of the malware iceberg.
Today, cyber criminals are applying ancient approaches to modern technologies by using ransomware and cyber extortion to demand money from victims.