NCRA NewsMail

30 October 2018

Fraud Alert - Cyber Criminals Blackmail Unsuspecting Victims 

Thanks to Neighbourhood Alert for sending the following Fraud Alert :

Cyber criminals are attempting to blackmail unsuspecting victims by claiming to have used the victims' password to install spying malware on the victims' computer. The criminals claim they've recorded videos of the victim watching adult material by activating their webcam when they visit these websites.

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What makes this scam so convincing is that the email usually includes a genuine password the victim has used for one of their online accounts. We believe criminals obtain the passwords from data breaches.