Sextortion emails and porn scams are back – don’t let them scare you!

We’ve seen a recent surge of concern about sextortion emails over the last few days.

A sextortion or porn scam email is where cybercriminals email you out of the blue to claim that they’ve implanted malware on your computer, and have therefore been able to keep tabs on your online activity.

The crooks go on to claim that they’ve taken screenshots of you looking at a porn site – along with video recorded from your webcam.

 

Sophos

 


Posted on April 17, 2020


by Jos


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