The missive threatens to release the video to all your contacts unless you pay a Bitcoin ransom. The new twist? The basic elements of this sextortion scam email have been around for some time, and usually the only thing that changes with this particular message is the Bitcoin address that frightened targets can use to pay the amount demanded. But this one begins with an unusual opening salvo:.
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By Cheyenne Macdonald For Dailymail. And, it claims to be holding extremely intrusive footage over their heads to back it all up. Perhaps most troubling is that in every case, the password shared in the email is one the recipient has actually used in the past. File photo.
You take great pains to come up with a strong password when registering for an account on a website -- only to see your efforts go for naught when that site gets hacked. Several sites had their databases of user accounts not only breached but stolen this year, which include the necessary information for logins i. The following sites are ranked starting at the fewest number of user accounts with passwords that were taken. Also, these hacks were reported to have been executed during
The teenage hacker who pleaded guilty to infiltrating Apple's computer systems and stealing sensitive data won't have to serve time. While he's now an adult, he was 16 when he first hacked the company by exploiting a virtual private network used by authorized personnel between June and November He was locked out of the system in November but was able to get through again in April An Australian Children's Court has given him an eight-month probation order, though the magistrate made him understand how serious his offense is. According to Bloomberg , the defense lawyer argued that the defendant started hacking Apple not out of malice but out of his fascination with the company and his love of information technology.