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Website owners and admins beware! There is an active extortion scam going around. The scam is claiming to have hacked your website servers and they are demanding $2,500 to not leak the data. The scam is widespread and appears to be non-targeted. One of our podcast contributors, Ax Sharma has also been targeted and received these extortion attempts. The threat actors are currently using two bitcoin addresses. And on inspection one of which as already received at least 2 transactions. This indicates that some may have paid the demands. The full extortion email can be found on the bleeping computer article by Sergiu Gatlan. Be alert and start vigilant.

This segment was created for the It’s 5:05 podcast