The extortion attempts haved moved to another step recently. After the “sextortion” emails that are propagating for a while, attackers started to flood people with a new type of fake emails and their imaginnation is endless… I received one two days ago and, this time, they go one step further. In many countries, child pornography is, of course, a very strong offense punished by law. What if you received an email from a Central Intelligence Agency officer who reveals that you’re listed in an international investigation about a case of child pornography and that you’ll be arrested soon? Hopefully, the agent is a “nice guy” and, if you pay $10K in Bitcoin, he will be happy to delete your name from the list of bad guys?
Article Link: https://isc.sans.edu/diary/rss/24766