The Newest Extortion Scams Are Using Your Own Passwords as Bait

Using Your Passwords

As internet scams become more and more sophisticated extortion scammers have found another new piece of bait by which to hook internet users and that is with their old passwords. These extortion schemes often claim that someone has the person’s compromising information and that they are happy to help get that information back if the person is willing to pay them to do so. Fearing that their information is going

How Easy Is It for Someone to Nab Your Password?

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Network World recently came out with a list of people sent to jail in 2013 for computer crimes, whether it was stealing passwords or hacking into a system to obtain and then sell sensitive information. Sometimes, the hackers involved demonstrated technical expertise.  Other times, the cyber-criminals didn’t have to make use of any sophisticated IT knowledge in order to access people’s private accounts and networks.  One example is a man who was able