Extortion emails from Microsoft’s outlook.com mail service

Extortion email

A new scam, this time extortion attempts that are originating from Microsoft’s outlook.com mail system. [Update 25Aug2018] These emails seem to have slowed/stopped. Either scammers have given up (doubt it) or Microsoft has put in some intelligence into their system to prevent them. Well done Microsoft! These attempts are addressed to email addresses that have had an online account password discovered previously by other hackers and include the password in…


Simple tricks on passwords

Hackers are getting smarter. They have learnt that most people will have one password that does it all. So once they get it from one place, it can be put into the automated robots to try it on every other site on the internet. Imagine if it’s your banking password as well as your Facebook password. This article is not going to guarantee that you will never get hacked, but…