Largest-scale Sextortion Campaign Ever – Expert Views

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Oct 18, 2019 05:41 am PST

Researchers have today published the results of a five-month-long investigation into what it has called the “largest-scale sextortion campaign” they have ever seen. What’s more, the threat actors behind the sexual blackmail scam could be using your computer to help distribute their demands for payment without your knowledge; up to 15,000 per infected computer.

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Paul Bischoff
Paul Bischoff , Privacy Advocate
October 18, 2019 1:44 pm

If you receive an email threatening to expose your porn viewing history or other online activity, don\’t bite. Seeing your password in plain text might cause you to panic, but chances are you\’ve got at least one online account for which the password has been compromised in a data breach. Those passwords are easy to come by and do not prove the attacker actually has any dirt on you. If you\’re still using that password, change it to something unique.

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