Welcome to the Tech Tuesday segment of the Oregon FBI. Today: Building a digital defense against blackmail schemes for adult content.
Blackmail plans have been around for a long time, but in recent years there have been many scammers claiming that scammers have photos and videos of their victims. Victims usually receive an email with their name and, in some cases, personal information. He often requests payment within 48 hours or threatens to publish your image he allegedly has to your friends and family.
Recently, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center has received numerous allegations of blackmail from Oregons. There are some new twists in these allegations. The scammer attaches a document or photo showing what he is proving. The attachment may contain malware that infects the device when clicked.
Ignoring the warning, the new scammer threatens to block access to devices and social media accounts, much like a ransomware attack. And while…