New sextortion scam format


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A new kind of 'sextortion' scam is on the rise
Jason Glassberg Tue, Sep 25

A highly effective new email scam now circling the web uses a clever ploy to trick victims into paying up.

The email uses an old password dump to convince the victims that the hacker was able to break into their webcam and record them as they watched online pornography. In order to keep this video from being released to the public web, the criminal demands a payment.

One of the extortion letters reads: “$1,400 is a fair price for our little secret.”

The scam is part of a new wave of financially-motivated sextortion campaigns targeting web users. And it could soon plague businesses as well..