Ransom-mail: all your e-mails are belong to us

Friday, 15 December 2006, 3:30 AM EST

Internet security company Websense has an interesting writeup about a unique form of cyber extortion that we can probably expect to see more of in the future, wherein attackers hold their victims' Web mail messages and contact lists for ransom.

Unlike previous extortion scams that scramble victims' data files and require payment for a key to unscramble them, this scheme involves the compromise of free Web-based e-mail accounts, Websense found.

At Security Fix.

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