Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Phishing scam presents stolen passwords in subject line, demands payment for watching porn caught on videocam

Business Insider, in a story by Kif Leswing, reports on a vicious new scam where the victim gets a phishing email with one of his passwords in the subject line. The email then tries to blackmail the person, saying it has videocam of the person watching porn, and demands payment in bitcoin.

In actual fact, the password has probably been stolen from the dark web, and may have come from one of the many major corporate hacks. The attacker does not actually have a video.

But of course you can block the camera on your computer.

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