Scammers Threaten to Release Embarrassing Video. Don't Fall for It

I've talked to several readers who received the same kind of email from someone claiming to have planted malware on their computer. The emailer addresses the users by name, even saying that they know the password used to unlock their PC. The included password may be current one or a password used in the past.The emailer says the malware activated their webcam and recorded them while they were looking at adult websites on the internet.They threaten to email the incriminating video to everyone in your address book unless you fork over $1,000 or more, usually in Bitcoin.  Continue reading...

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