If they tell you that they have recorded you in an intimate situation, do not believe it: this is how ‘sextortion’ works


Social engineering is one of the main assets of cybercriminals to attack us online. The goal is usually to worry so that we act quickly and attend to your demands without thinking twice. Recently the National Institute of Cybersecurity (Incibe) has alerted of a repuente in the cases of ‘sextortion’ in Spain; in which cybercriminals claim that they have intimate images of the victim and request a ransom in exchange for not making them public. Specifically, the institution has detected an email, which is sent from an email account generated “possibly randomly”, in which the criminal claims that the victim’s device has been ‘hacked’ with a virus from type … See More

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