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Extortionists snatch weak passwords to shame victims
Scumbags are trying to extort money from netizens by threatening to leak to friends and family videos of their marks watching X-rated videos.
A Reg reader this week shared their story of being contacted by an extortionist who claimed to have obtained, through hacking our reader’s PC, compromising webcam footage of them engaging in an act of self-love while watching an adult website. No such video existed. Our tipster is also not the
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