Sextortion – what’s new, and what to do [VIDEO]

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Sextortion is where crooks email you out of the blue, say they have sex-related pictures or webcam footage of you, and demand you to pay them thousands of dollars, OR ELSE.

Even people who never watch porn and don’t have a webcam find this sort of scam confronting and scary…

…so we made a Naked Security Live video you can share with your less tech-savvy friends and family to set their minds at rest.

Watch now for answers in plain English to:

  • Is webcam malware technically feasible?
  • Is there anything at all behind these threats?
  • Is it a worry if the crooks know my password or other personal information?
  • Is it really possible to be tracked via email as the crooks claim?
  • Is there still a risk if I don’t watch porn?
  • Is it worth reporting these emails to my ISP?
  • What to do next?

(Watch directly on YouTube if the video won’t play here.)

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