Online scammers blackmail victims who claim they have their webcam images of & # 39; satisfy themselves & # 39;
Do NOT answer these emails: A warning is given for new & # 39; sextortion & # 39; email scam with webcam video & # 39; s with X rating
- Fraudsters send emails claiming to have hacked the victims' webcam
- They say they have recorded that they & # 39; satisfy themselves & # 39; and demand money
- Victims have to pay in Bitcoin, otherwise their video will be released on social media
- The police advise residents not to answer and delete such e-mails
An email scam claiming victims makes a Bitcoin payment or risks images and webcam images that show that they give & # 39; satisfaction & # 39; on social media.
NSW Police warned everyone who receives the e-mails not to reply and to remove them immediately.
The Force shared screenshots of the emails, in which victims are told that their passwords have been stolen and recorded via a webcam.
& # 39; I have collected all your private information and I have recorded you (via your webcam) THAT MEETS YOURSELF & # 39 ;, read an email.
& # 39; I then removed my malware to leave no traces and this email was sent from a hacked server. & # 39;
An email scam has done the rounds and asks unsuspecting victims to pay in Bitcoin or else their compromising images and webcam images of & # 39; satisfy themselves & # 39; are released on social media
The scammer then threatened to make the video public and asked the victim to pay $ 800 in Bitcoin within three days.
The scammer also provided links to websites that sell Bitcoins.
& # 39; It is a very good offer compared to all those awful sh ** that will happen when I publish everything, & # 39; said the scammer.
The police said that in most cases there is no cause for concern because online scammers generate such emails with thousands.
& # 39; If the email contains a password that you recognize, you must change all accounts that use this password & # 39 ;, the police said.
& # 39; Do not reply to the scammer and delete the e-mail. & # 39;
The Australian Cyber Security Center (ACSC) said it is aware of a & # 39; sextortion & # 39; scam aimed at the Australian community.
& # 39; Sextortion is a form of online blackmail where a perpetrator threatens to reveal intimate images of someone online, often to his friends and family, unless they pay ransom, & # 39; said the ACSC.
& # 39; Typically, the scammers have no compromising information. & # 39;
Authorities have received more than 300 notifications in the last seven days.
NSW Police asks residents not to answer and delete such emails
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