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 July 23, 2018  Posted by  Breaches, Featured News, Online

Someone writes:

Hackers have tried to blackmail at least 100 internet users by claiming they have proof they have viewed porn sites.

The cyber criminals who have hacked millions of personal accounts from a string of “popular websites” are sending out mass e-mails in a “sextortion” internet scam.

The crooks claim they have video footage of their would-be victims watching pornography taken from their targets’ webcams.

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They don’t have what they claim to have, but naive and frightened people may fall for the scam.

And this, folks, is why you definitely should not reuse login credentials across sites:

A spokesman for Kent Police said: “The usernames and passwords used in the scam have been obtained from historic data breaches of popular websites, which are then inserted into an email template and sent to large number of individuals in the hope that some will respond to the demands made.

Read more on The London Economic.

As @5auth noted on Twitter, at least one person has made payment to at least one of these types of scammers:

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