Stolen webcam footage
Right after that, my software gathered all your contacts from your Messenger, Facebook account, and email account.As you can see in the email, the sender claims to have put malware onto a porn site (yet again!The best thing you can do about this threat is to ignore it.While the logistics of the supposed infection on your machine are plausible, they're not likely (and you can run an antivirus scan to make sure).Even if you do get a threatening email addressed to your name or with your old password attached, please don't fall for it!
"Some are laughing it off as ridiculous; others are (wisely) reporting it to their ISP and police."Boilerplate extortion In all cases, the extortion message is the same, except for the username and password, the amount of money demanded and the Bitcoin address to which to send the payment.This scammer is sending out nearly identical emails to thousands of people.Rogue or infected websites do harbor exploit kits and other nasty malware that infect computers, but it would have been hard for this scammer to have obtained the email usernames and passwords for thousands of random visitors to a porn site.You always need to be on the lookout for the latest scams so you don't fall victim to these threats and attempts by these scammers to profit at your expense.
Remember, scammers often rely on scare tactics, counting on you to overlook details out of fear.
Two decades into the 21st century, the internet is still a hot spot for porn — and there are still criminals who take advantage of man’s (and woman's) innate lust for, well, lust.