Sextortion Explained in 30 Seconds

In late 2017 and well into 2018 hackers were attempting to extort money from unsuspecting victims by presenting those targeted individuals with a password scraped off the Dark Web (from breached websites like DropBox, Linked In, and Yahoo).  By presenting the individuals actual password, and claiming they breached the victim’s computers, they claim to have witnessed a targeted victim surfing pornography and threaten to publish evidence (screen shots and video recordings) of the victim surfing pornography if a bitcoin ransom isn’t paid.  This video explains how this hoax is perpetrated from some example emails.

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