"“There is going to be a dramatic crime wave of these types of virtual shakedowns, and they’ll evolve into spear-phishing campaigns that leverage crypto malware,” Kellerman said. “The same criminals who enjoy deploying ransomware would love to use this data.”Blackmail for Bitcoin: Ashley Madison users targeted with extortion demands | SiliconANGLE
Worse, at least from a national security perspective, is that criminals could also use the data to blackmail Government and military employees, a significant number of whom were stupid enough to use their work email addresses."
Monday, August 24, 2015
Blackmail for Bitcoin: Ashley Madison users targeted with extortion demands | SiliconANGLE
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