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New Extortion Email Scam - Everything you need to know

Posted by Layer 9 on Oct 10, 2018 2:56:00 PM

A few of our customers this week have been the recipients of a new email scam that is circulating the web. The new scam email “claims” to have browsing history with screenshots of items visited during those times. THIS IS A SCAM! These automated messages do not have any dirt on you, they are just hoping they can “scare” you enough into sending them money. They have essentially accessed a database of old logins that were hacked at some point from a certain website.

>> What To Do Next <<

Password Resets:
We cannot stress enough how important it is to keep your password up to date. We recommend changing your passwords every 60-90 days. If you fall into compliance – this is a requirement. If you have any questions or want to automate a password policy, please submit a ticket at support@xpnetworking.com

Data Security:
Another proactive tip is to not link your email account to other accounts such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Amazon, and other social media sites. If these sites get hacked, than ultimately you leave your email exposed.

If you have any questions on this scam or would like to proactively have us reset your password, please contact us at support@xpnetworking.com.

Here is an article from Business Insider with more details on the scam.

https://www.businessinsider.com/new-email-scam-uses-old-password-fake-porn-threats-webcam-video-bitcoin-2018-7

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