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Ongoing extortion scam by Team Montesano

Updated on 2022-11-15

Team Montesano hackers infiltrated HaveIBeenPwned by abusing an unknown bug and are now threatening to leak the data to the highest bidder if a ransom of $2,500 isn’t paid. Read more: Cyber Attack on HaveIBeenPwned leaks email data to hackers

Updated on 2022-11-14: Team Montesano

A new website extortion scheme by a threat actor named Team Montesano is currently underway. The group operates by contacting website owners, claiming to have hacked their servers, and threatening to ruin the website’s reputation by leaking stolen data or using their servers for spam operations. Read more: New extortion scam threatens to damage sites’ reputation, leak data


An ongoing extortion scam by Team Montesano is targeting website admins and owners across the world, claiming that their servers are hacked and demanding $2,500 to prevent them from leaking the data. Read more: New extortion scam threatens to damage sites’ reputation, leak data

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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