New Scam Email Targets Google’s AdSense Demands Bitcoin

Owners serving banner ads through Google’s AdSense program received a new extortion scam. The emails demand Bitcoin in exchange for preventing an attack, which would affect AdSense user accounts. The email was reported by security news and investigation blog KrebsOnSecurity. The blog post says some site owners received a message that their site had been spotted by the malicious program as one seeking revenue from publishing an ad.

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