New Extortion Scam Threatens to Ruin a Website’s Reputation

Lawrence Abrams reports:

A new extortion scam campaign is underway that is targeting websites owners and stating that if they do not make a payment, the attacker will ruin their site’s reputation and get them blacklisted for spam.

We all know, or should know, about the sextortion emails people are receiving where the sender states they have hacked the recipient’s computer and taped them doing things while on adult sites. Since then, further extortion scams were created that pretend to be the CIA, bomb threats, and even from hitmen asking you to pay them to call off their hit.

In this new variant, scammers are utilizing a web sites contact’s form to send messages to site owners with a subject of  “Abuse and lifetime blocking of the site – example.com. My requirements”.

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