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Hackers demand ransom after stealing hotel guest records - Was your data compromised?

Information from hundreds of thousands of guests at various popular hotels was compromised in a data breach. Ominously, there are reports the information is...
Happening Now August 15, 2019

Watch out! Cyberattacks on cities and companies are also a big problem for you

Cybercriminals are going after big paydays by attacking major companies and governments using ransomware or other types of malware. While you might think that...
Happening Now May 28, 2019

Frightening webcam email looks too real to be a hacker scam

Cybercriminals are constantly coming up with new ways to scam people. Some take things as far as using blackmail and scare tactics to trick...
Happening Now March 14, 2019

Extortion group threatens to release sensitive 9/11 documents

The 9/11 attacks were among the most devastating events in history, and while we seem to know all the answers to what happened and...
Happening Now January 2, 2019

Latest extortion email threatens you with a hit man

Oh, these email extortion scammers think they're so clever, don't they? This latest one is a familiar spin on an old trick, and it...
Happening Now December 18, 2018

Go inside the world of child sex trafficking, abduction, and hate group recruiting

Kids run away in search of love only to be held captive by sex traffickers, hate groups and terrorists. Every single second, 40 kids...
Happening Now November 30, 2018

PGA servers are hacked as part of ransom scheme

Are you familiar with golf? You know, the game that frustrates so many of us yet we keep going back for more? It's a...
Happening Now August 9, 2018

Ransom email scam from ‘hitman’ demands: pay up or die

There’s a new ransom email scam going around and this one aims to scare. It’s not your typical scam, it’s much more vicious.
Happening Now December 14, 2017

New ransomware decides your payout fee based on your wealth

Whether you get by on a decent salary, or earn millions each year, this frightening new ransomware doesn't discriminate. It does, however, charge you...
Happening Now May 7, 2017

Top Story: Ransomware attack forces hospital into 'state of emergency'

Another hospital has been attacked by ransomware hackers. They've locked up this critical care facility's computer systems, forcing the hospital to issue a "state...
Happening Now March 23, 2016