Pay up or end up in a ‘deepfake’ pornographic video: Report reveals new hacker ransom scheme


Unfortunately for the man, the report said he soon received a video showing a man with his face involved in pornographic activity, and several folks on his contacts list did, too. — Mobile photo created by rawpixel.com - www.freepik.com

As if there was not already enough to worry about when it comes to hackers and their ability to gain access to your information, there’s a wild story out there this week about a guy who claims his phone was hacked.

The folks responsible didn’t just steal his information, though. According to a report posted on Yahoo.com, the hackers asked the Singaporean man to pay a ransom of US$5,800 (RM25,250). If he didn’t, they threatened to send everyone on his contact list a “deepfake” pornographic video of him.

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