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Porn watchers beware: New email scam attempts ‘sextortion’


The FBI has warned the public that 'sexploitation' scams are on the rise. Targets have received emails claiming that the scammer has evidence of targets watching porn or otherwise behaving badly. — Dreamstime/TNS

The FBI has warned the public that 'sexploitation' scams are on the rise. Targets have received emails claiming that the scammer has evidence of targets watching porn or otherwise behaving badly. — Dreamstime/TNS

The mysterious hacker claimed to have the goods on Ed Eisen and threatened to release a video of him watching porn unless he paid US$7,000 (RM28,732). 

The July 27 email from “Sylvie Whitia” detailed an elaborate scheme to collect Eisen's contacts, compromise his computer webcam, and record him enjoying adult websites. He had just 24 hours to pay up in Bitcoin, or else his friends and family would be sent the embarrassing video, the hacker warned. 

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