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November 21, 2023

Hacks, ransomware attacks, and other types of cyber extortion affect thousands of people..

How many millions of dollars have been stolen from individuals by Phantom Hackers?

  • $5.42 million
  • $54.2 million
  • $542 million

Hacks, ransomware attacks, and other types of cyber extortion affect thousands of people by breaching major corporations, healthcare organizations, and government entities. Preventing crimes of this nature is critical to keeping sensitive data safe. However, it’s important to note that cybercriminals also set their sights on individuals, hoping to part vulnerable people from their credit card numbers, bank accounts, and more.

A particularly callous scam of this type is the Phantom Hacker scam, which has become so prevalent that the FBI recently issued a warning detailing how the scheme works and how to prevent getting ripped off.

To find out how much has been lost by individuals, most of whom are over 60 years old read our recent article, Phantom hacker scams are on the rise.

News roundup Mon, November 20, 2023

Stories, news, politics and events impacting the network security industry during the last week.

  • Beware of scammers luring victims with Black Friday phishing schemes
  • FBI and CISA release advisory in response to activity from Scattered Spider threat group
  • MySQL servers under attack from Ddostf botnet
  • CISA and FBI warn of Rhysida ransomware attacks
  • Microsoft issues patches for five zero-day bugs in monthly update
  • Ransomware gang applies pressure on victim company by reporting them to the SEC
  • Threat actors abuse Ethereum feature to steal $60 million in crypto
  • A major government breach exposed sensitive data belonging to 1.3 million Maine residents
  • LockBit ransomware group leaks data stolen from Boeing
  • Read more

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