Beware and Protect Yourself from Sextortion Emails

Recently, sextortion and fraud emails are rising rapidly. These are threatening emails alleging that the recipient has been monitored conducting personal activities while watching pornographic videos.

Sextortion scams are a type of phishing attack whereby people are forced to pay a bitcoin ransom because they have been threatened with sharing embarrassing videos of themselves visiting adult websites or sharing other sensitive information to the recipients’ entire contact list.

These scams claim that they’ve installed malware on your computer, and been able to watch, track and record all your online activities. They look credible as they provide slick technical details about how this was achieved, and sometimes the email also includes the recipient’s password. The password that they sometimes include may be real, however, it is also probably your old password. Those passwords are available on the dark web.

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