July 12, 2018

Sextortion Scam Uses Recipient’s Hacked Passwords

This post was originally published on this siteHere’s a clever new twist on an old email scam that could serve to make the con far more believable. The message purports to have been sent from a hacker who’s compromised your computer and used your webcam to record a video of you while you were watching porn. The missive threatens to release the video to all your contacts unless you pay a Bitcoin ransom. The new twist? The email now references a real password previously tied to the recipient’s email address. The basic elements of this sextortion scam email have been […]