Saying that they have breached your accounts and want you to pay a ransom or they will share all of your history.
This type of scam email is hitting inboxes all over the world in large numbers lately and although not technically a breach, because they are indicating that they have breached your systems it was enough to add it in. Hopefully, we can help make some of you feel much more comfortable that you haven’t actually been breached.
What should you do in this situation:
- Firstly, just to be safe, reset your passwords (if you don’t have 2factor authentication configured, talk to us about this please).
- If you are still unsure if you’ve been breached or not – send the email through to our security team and we will check it out for you and advise what your next step should be.
- Delete the email and forget all about it.