A new sextape claim claims to have infected the victims' computer with a Trojan capable of recording them by watching pornographic videos. The scam, released by Bleeping Computer on Friday, works from fraudulent emails. In order not to publish the allegedly compromising content on the Internet, the criminals demand the payment of $ 700 (about R $ 2,905, in direct conversion) in bitcoin. Action already earned $ 2,000 (R $ 8,300, in direct conversion) to the scammers.
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For the purpose of deceiving the victims, the message sent contains details about user activity on pornographic sites, such as access time and email used for login. According to the text, which attributes the attack to the hacking group ChaosCC, the criminals would have hacked into the computer from the account access and would be in possession of all the user's contacts.
New sextorso scam claims trojan recorded victims watching porn and earns $ 8,000 Photo: Pond5
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In the fraudulent message, scammers warn that the alleged Trojan installed on the system activated the webcam while browsing the porn pages and recorded the reaction of the user while watching the videos. "Within 60 hours of reading this email, all your contacts in this email box and your instant messengers will receive these clips," threaten hackers.
Email used in sextorso scam Photo: Divulgao / Bleeping Computer
To extort the victims, the criminals request a transfer of $ 700 (direct conversion) to a bitcoin wallet. The deposit would prevent the disclosure of the material, which would be destroyed soon after the payment was charged. According to the Bleeping Computer website, three victims have been in the scam so far.
The scam in question resembles other six-tone campaigns and uses phishing tactics as a line of attack, which means there's no way to avoid receiving such emails. However, there are actions that can help you not fall into these criminal schemes. It is important to ensure that your computer or mobile phone has the latest antivirus, which reduces the chances of hackers accessing the webcam remotely. It is also worth keeping the camera covered or turned off when not in use.
Sharing intimate content through email or messaging applications is also a practice that should be avoided. In addition, it is prudent to disable the upload of this type of media to the cloud since, in case of stolen the service user password, the data may be accessed by third parties.
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