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IC3 Warns of Extortion Email Schemes

Original release date: June 01, 2016

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has issued an alert on extortion schemes that relate to recent high-profile data thefts. Fraudsters often use the news release of high-profile data breaches to scare victims into clicking on a link or paying a ransom.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the IC3 Alert for details and refer to US-CERT Tip ST04-014 for information on social engineering and phishing attacks.

This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.

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