Sextortion scams are back, security expert warns
Source: FOX News
By: Brooke Crothers
Published: August 23, 2019
* Your account has been hacked and we have video proof of you watching sexual content on porn sites. Now we demand immediate payment in Bitcoin or we will release the video to the public.
* Extortionists are able to convince victims that they have the goods on them by flaunting a victim’s breached credentials – such as usernames, passwords, and addresses – that have been gleaned from the Dark Web then bolstering this with training in the dark art of extortion via DIY extortion guides, according to a report from Digital Shadows, a U.K.-based cybersecurity company.