Cybersecurity researchers and the media warn website Owners and administrators don’t fail in the latest high-profile scam campaign that threatens to leak sensitive website data, blacklist it to spam, and damage its reputation.
Computer Do you mentioned A new phishing email is making the rounds, targeting website owners and administrators all over the world.
In the email, the sender claims to have “hacked” the recipient’s website and stole the sensitive content located there. To avoid this data being leaked (or sold) online, the attacker asks for $2,500 to be paid to a file Bitcoin wallet.
Pay the order
Basically, recipients are threatened that they don’t exist ransomware The attack that supposedly targeted their system already.
The attacker also threatens to send messages to business partners, suppliers and customers, to have all site links categorized in search engines “not indexed”, which the email claims to be possible “based on Black Hat technologies we [have] used in the past to de-index our targets.”
The sender also threatens that he will get the business “on every blacklist in the country”. Although this threat is ambiguous, it is designed to instill fear. Naturally, the email lists two bitcoin addresses to which victims are directed to pay.
One of the addresses has not sent or received any bitcoin since its inception, but the other received a one-off payment of $2,500, which indicates that someone failed the scam, or the scammers themselves are trying to drum up business.
These emails are known as phishing The attempts, can be intimidating to read, especially for the less tech-savvy business owner, but they are basically scams. That’s why it’s important for users to ask every email received, and not take anything they see at face value.
Instead of rushing to make payments, it would be better for recipients to mark the email as spam and delete it, as well as identify the Bitcoin address in the Bitcoin abuse database.