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Scammers have learned to blackmail and raise people for money for viewing porn. Yes, as in the “Black Mirror”

Internet scammers have brought out a new scheme by which you can draw money from people, and it is based on viewing porn. The method resembles serials about a technocratic society where hackers use computer cameras to record the most intimate moments of a person’s life, and then blackmail him with these videos. Journalists of the American analytical publication exposed scammers and explained how to protect themselves from hacking a computer, and whether or not to believe such threats.

Scammers have learned to blackmail and raise people for money for viewing porn. Yes, as in the "Black Mirror"

Leaks of Google documents in the search engine “Yandex” have already taught people how easy and easy the password from a personal account (and even a bank card) can get to bad uncles. The journalists of Business Insider went further and were able to find out that hackers and Internet scammers can use this data for a lot of different scams, one of which is tied to porn and those who like to watch it.

As the newspaper writes, blackmail begins with a simple letter that comes to the victim by e-mail. The sender claims that some time ago with his help on your computer, tablet or phone was a clever software that recorded and transmitted to the hacker everything that happened on the screen of the device.

It may seem that there is no reason for a swindler to believe in faith, but this is not so. To be convincing at the beginning of the letter, the anonymous sender shows you the password that you use to enter a site, and even a person who is savvy in Internet issues from such frankness will become uncomfortable.

It looks something like this:

I know that ********* is your password. You may not know me and most likely you think why you received this letter, right?

Scammers have learned to blackmail and raise people for money for viewing porn. Yes, as in the "Black Mirror"

Russian-speaking women in USA

In the letter, the person explains that the recording program worked not only with the display, but also with your webcam and broadcast to him what was happening in front of the monitor. And all this was done for what to shoot, as you watched porn.

So, I installed malware on adult videos (pornography), and you know that you visited such a website to have fun (think, you know what I mean). When you watched the video clips, your browser started working in remote desktop mode, which gave me access to your screen and webcam.

Then the threats begin to follow. The hacker decribes how through the software he took possession of your contacts (including parents, granny, grandfather and teachers). Then he adds that now he has a perfectly assembled film in which you enjoy adult movies, and it remains only to send a video to your friends. Frightening, is not it?

After that, the program collected all your contacts from instant messengers, social networks, and e-mail. And I myself created a video with a double screen. The first display shows what you are watching (by the way, you have good taste, lol), and the second one plays the recording from your webcam.

Then the person begins to demand a ransom for the video. According to journalists, he often asks to transfer the amount in bitcoins to him.

And now, in more detail about what you should do. Well, I believe that $ 1200 [75 thousand rubles] will become a fair price for our little secret. You can transfer money in bitcoins (if you do not understand me, search Google for “how to buy bitcoin”).

In this case, the person claims that he is ready to send video to the contacts found at the victim’s first request. According to the letter cited by the publication, a person had one day to make a payment, and to check the severity of the intentions of the information thief, he could one response letter.

If you do not buy bitcoins, I will certainly send a video to all of your contacts, including friends, family, colleagues and so on. However, if I get bitcoins, I will immediately destroy the video. If you need proof, answer this letter with the word “yes”, and I will certainly post clip 14 to your friends.

If you are already in horror smashing your gadgets, take your time. As the newspaper notes, these hackers do not have access to your screen or webcam. They did not install software on your computer and did not record privacy, but they want you to believe in it. To do this, they find your passwords in once-classified and accidentally floated documents in the network, as was the case with the Russian “Yandex.”

The specialist of the Internet security Gartner Brian Krebs explains that scammers can use the data even those sites on which you registered dozens of years ago. Human consistency and a frivolous approach to passwords are already failing here.

Internet scammers have brought out a new scheme by which you can draw money from people, and it is based on viewing porn. The method resembles serials about a technocratic society where hackers use computer cameras to record the most intimate moments of a person’s life, and then blackmail him with these videos. Journalists of the American analytical publication exposed scammers and explained how to protect themselves from hacking a computer, and whether or not to believe such threats.

Scammers have learned to blackmail and raise people for money for viewing porn. Yes, as in the "Black Mirror"

Leaks of Google documents in the search engine “Yandex” have already taught people how easy and easy the password from a personal account (and even a bank card) can get to bad uncles. The journalists of Business Insider went further and were able to find out that hackers and Internet scammers can use this data for a lot of different scams, one of which is tied to porn and those who like to watch it.

As the newspaper writes, blackmail begins with a simple letter that comes to the victim by e-mail. The sender claims that some time ago with his help on your computer, tablet or phone was a clever software that recorded and transmitted to the hacker everything that happened on the screen of the device.

It may seem that there is no reason for a swindler to believe in faith, but this is not so. To be convincing at the beginning of the letter, the anonymous sender shows you the password that you use to enter a site, and even a person who is savvy in Internet issues from such frankness will become uncomfortable.

It looks something like this:

I know that ********* is your password. You may not know me and most likely you think why you received this letter, right?

Scammers have learned to blackmail and raise people for money for viewing porn. Yes, as in the "Black Mirror"

Russian-speaking women in USA

In the letter, the person explains that the recording program worked not only with the display, but also with your webcam and broadcast to him what was happening in front of the monitor. And all this was done for what to shoot, as you watched porn.

So, I installed malware on adult videos (pornography), and you know that you visited such a website to have fun (think, you know what I mean). When you watched the video clips, your browser started working in remote desktop mode, which gave me access to your screen and webcam.

Then the threats begin to follow. The hacker decribes how through the software he took possession of your contacts (including parents, granny, grandfather and teachers). Then he adds that now he has a perfectly assembled film in which you enjoy adult movies, and it remains only to send a video to your friends. Frightening, is not it?

After that, the program collected all your contacts from instant messengers, social networks, and e-mail. And I myself created a video with a double screen. The first display shows what you are watching (by the way, you have good taste, lol), and the second one plays the recording from your webcam.

Then the person begins to demand a ransom for the video. According to journalists, he often asks to transfer the amount in bitcoins to him.

And now, in more detail about what you should do. Well, I believe that $ 1200 [75 thousand rubles] will become a fair price for our little secret. You can transfer money in bitcoins (if you do not understand me, search Google for “how to buy bitcoin”).

In this case, the person claims that he is ready to send video to the contacts found at the victim’s first request. According to the letter cited by the publication, a person had one day to make a payment, and to check the severity of the intentions of the information thief, he could one response letter.

If you do not buy bitcoins, I will certainly send a video to all of your contacts, including friends, family, colleagues and so on. However, if I get bitcoins, I will immediately destroy the video. If you need proof, answer this letter with the word “yes”, and I will certainly post clip 14 to your friends.

If you are already in horror smashing your gadgets, take your time. As the newspaper notes, these hackers do not have access to your screen or webcam. They did not install software on your computer and did not record privacy, but they want you to believe in it. To do this, they find your passwords in once-classified and accidentally floated documents in the network, as was the case with the Russian “Yandex.”

The specialist of the Internet security Gartner Brian Krebs explains that scammers can use the data even those sites on which you registered dozens of years ago. Human consistency and a frivolous approach to passwords are already failing here.

I guess the criminal creates a program that directly draws user names and passwords from a leak on some popular website, which happened more than ten years ago. And each victim, whose password was in the public domain, receives such a letter at the address used on the site for registration.

However, Krebs notes that programming does not stand still, and there are great chances that a new password can get into the scam database. The situation is so saturated with paranoia that even the US FBI, according to the publisher, recommends users to disconnect, and then cover up any webcams on devices to prevent such scams.

And no matter what you do, do not send scammers a penny.

In Britain, the former wife of an amateur hacker became a victim of her own gadgets. Devices watched her at home and at work. And in order to do this, her husband just had to click on a couple of icons on the girl’s tablet.

But a hacker with Reddit did not waste time on shadowing and created an application for the replacement of persons. The guy turned Donald Trump into Nicolas Cage right in his browser. And it’s quite easy to turn it.

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