Security Alert: New Extortion Tricks Using Your Password!

Your online security is important to us, below are recent occurrences regarding online security scams.

Password Extortion

There is an increase in activity from emails that claim to have your account username and password from a "questionable" website. These cyber criminals are asking for bitcoin ransom payments or they will share your activity with user contacts.  More information can be found on this forum at https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/07/sextortion-scam-uses-recipients-hacked-passwords/  and https://isc.sans.org/forums/diary/New+Extortion+Tricks+Now+Including+Your+Password/23866/.

Scam Alert Trends

Below is an article from the Federal Trade Commission highlighting recent online threats that could impact your security. Vacation rental fraud and credit card processing scams are just a few of the recent alerts. Recognize the warning signs and read more at https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/scam-alerts.

EarthLink Known Scams

Furthermore, we shared last month that there are several known online scams you should be aware of with the EarthLink brand being compromised. Stay up to date and read about these recent customer service and email phishing attempts at https://www.earthlink.net/security-alert-avoid-phishing-customer-support-scams-posing-earthlink/.

The online security landscape changes daily. Make sure you are educated and armed to protect you and your family.