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OPP warn of sextortion scam targeting men | CBC News – CBC.ca

Ontario Provincial Police in East Algoma are investigating three separate cases of an online sex scam involving blackmail.

Constable Bev Gauthier says the first complaint came from Elliot Lake in early December, while the other two are from Blind River.

She says the victims are all male and were targeted on Facebook, dating sites or pornographic sites.

Gauthier says the scammers work to blackmail the victims.

“The scammers will request a webcam chat session typically over Skype, and then the subjects then typically show the victims a pre-recorded video of a woman disrobing, which the victims believe to be a live woman,” she explained.

“Then the victims are then enticed to perform a sexual act and then its recorded. The victim is then advised that the event

Read more at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/opp-sextortion-men-1.4485427

OPP warn of sextortion scam targeting men

Ontario Provincial Police in East Algoma are investigating three separate cases of an online sex scam involving blackmail.

Constable Bev Gauthier says the first complaint came from Elliot Lake in early December, while the other two are from Blind River.

She says the victims are all male and were targeted on Facebook, dating sites or pornographic sites.

Gauthier says the scammers work to blackmail the victims.

“The scammers will request a webcam chat session typically over Skype, and then the subjects then typically show the victims a pre-recorded video of a woman disrobing, which the victims believe to be a live woman,” she explained.

“Then the victims are then enticed to perform a sexual act and then its recorded. The victim is then advised that the event was recorded and unless a sum of money is paid the video will be released, made public, sent to contacts on their Facebook profile and other social network

Read more at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/opp-sextortion-men-1.4485427

OPP warn of sextortion scam targeting men – Sudbury – CBC News

Ontario Provincial Police in East Algoma are investigating three separate cases of an online sex scam involving blackmail.

Constable Bev Gauthier says the first complaint came from Elliot Lake in early December, while the other two are from Blind River.

She says the victims are all male and were targeted on Facebook, dating sites or pornographic sites.

Gauthier says the scammers work to blackmail the victims.

“The scammers will request a webcam chat session typically over Skype, and then the subjects then typically show the victims a pre-recorded video of a woman disrobing, which the victims believe to be a live woman,” she explained.

“Then the victims are then enticed to perform a sexual act and then its recorded. The victim is then advised that the event was recorded and unless a sum of money is paid the video will be released, made public, sent to contacts on their Facebook profile and other social network

Read more at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/opp-sextortion-men-1.4485427

Sextortion scam targeting men: OPP

Ontario Provincial Police are warning the public about a scam that seems to be targeting men on social media such as Facebook, dating sites or pornographic websites. 

Sextortion is when people are lured into an online relationship through social media, dating sites or pornographic websites. As the relationship builds, victims are encouraged to use the computer’s camera and the scammer will coerce the victim to perform a sexual act on webcam. The victim is later advised that the event was recorded and to pay a fee or the video will be released publicly or sent to a list of friends.

How to protect yourself:

Deny any requests to perform an illicit act over the internet.

Disable your webcam or any other camera connected to the internet when you are not using it. Hackers are able to obtain remote access and record without your knowledge.

Carefully consider who you are sharing explicit videos and photographs with.

If you think you

Read more at: http://www.nugget.ca/2018/01/10/sextortion-scam-targeting-men-opp

Sextortion scam targeting men: OPP | North Bay Nugget

Ontario Provincial Police are warning the public about a scam that seems to be targeting men on social media such as Facebook, dating sites or pornographic websites. 

Sextortion is when people are lured into an online relationship through social media, dating sites or pornographic websites. As the relationship builds, victims are encouraged to use the computer’s camera and the scammer will coerce the victim to perform a sexual act on webcam. The victim is later advised that the event was recorded and to pay a fee or the video will be released publicly or sent to a list of friends.

How to protect yourself:

Deny any requests to perform an illicit act over the internet.

Disable your webcam or any other camera connected to the internet when you are not using it. Hackers are able to obtain remote access and record without your knowledge.

Carefully consider who you are sharing explicit videos and photographs with.

If you think you

Read more at: http://www.nugget.ca/2018/01/10/sextortion-scam-targeting-men-opp

Russian cyber-criminal targeting European businesses jailed

Jail sentences handed out for hacking and phishing

A Russian hacker who ran a sophisticated computer hacking network that stole over £2 million from UK businesses has been jailed for nine years.


Vugar Mollachiev, 37, from Enfield, North London was sentenced at Southwark Crown Court for conspiracy to defraud and money laundering by using technical knowledge to infect computers.


Evidence from a previous cyber-crime investigation identified Mollachiev as being heavily involved in cyber-criminality and online fraud. Scotland Yard said Mollachiev and his friends used their technical knowledge to hack businesses across the UK and Europe. The funds were then spent on high-value goods or transferred to ‘mule’ accounts and ‘cashed out’ via machines before being transferred back to Russia from where they could not be recovered.


Police said Mollachiev was arrested by officers from the Met’s Falcon Cyber Crime Unit on March 17, however he was

Read more at: https://www.scmagazineuk.com/news/russian-cyber-criminal-targeting-european-businesses-jailed/article/711432/

Nine years jail for Russian cyber-criminal targeting European businesses

Jail sentences handed out for hacking and phishing

A Russian hacker who ran a sophisticated computer hacking network that stole over £2 million from UK businesses has been jailed for nine years.

Vugar Mollachiev, 37, from Enfield, North London was sentenced at Southwark Crown Court for conspiracy to defraud and money laundering by using technical knowledge to infect computers.

Evidence from a previous cyber-crime investigation identified Mollachiev as being heavily involved in cyber-criminality and online fraud. Scotland Yard said Mollachiev and his friends used their technical knowledge to hack businesses across the UK and Europe. The funds were then spent on high-value goods or transferred to ‘mule’ accounts and ‘cashed out’ via ATM machines before being transferred back to Russia from where they could not be recovered.

Police said Mollachiev was arrested by officers from the Met’s Falcon Cyber Crime Unit on 17 March, however he was not sentenced

Read more at: https://www.scmagazineuk.com/news/nine-years-jail-for-russian-cyber-criminal-targeting-european-businesses/article/711432/

Nine years jail for Russian cyber-criminal targeting European …

Jail sentences handed out for hacking and phishing

A Russian hacker who ran a sophisticated computer hacking network that stole over £2 million from UK businesses has been jailed for nine years.


Vugar Mollachiev, 37, from Enfield, North London was sentenced at Southwark Crown Court for conspiracy to defraud and money laundering by using technical knowledge to infect computers.


Evidence from a previous cyber-crime investigation identified Mollachiev as being heavily involved in cyber-criminality and online fraud. Scotland Yard said Mollachiev and his friends used their technical knowledge to hack businesses across the UK and Europe. The funds were then spent on high-value goods or transferred to ‘mule’ accounts and ‘cashed out’ via machines before being transferred back to Russia from where they could not be recovered.


Police said Mollachiev was arrested by officers from the Met’s Falcon Cyber Crime Unit on March 17, however he was

Read more at: https://www.scmagazineuk.com/news/nine-years-jail-for-russian-cyber-criminal-targeting-european-businesses/article/711432/

Are Irish businesses targeting each other with cyber crime?

Unless you spend a lot of time playing poker on your computer, you have probably never heard of Phil Nagy. But Mr Nagy, who runs an outfit called the Winning Poker Network, has just done something that might interest a lot of better-known, and less colourful, executives.

A few weeks ago, just as his network was holding a big tournament series, it was hit by a powerful cyber attack that forced Mr Nagy to scrap or postpone some events. This was not a step he took lightly. As he explained in a rueful video message to customers about the “crap” incident, some players could be so upset that the next time they saw him, they might “kick me in the nuts”.

What he said in the rest of the video was more jolting. While the poker network was under assault, he explained, the attacker had made contact on the

Read more at: https://www.irishtimes.com/business/work/are-irish-businesses-targeting-each-other-with-cyber-crime-1.3248613

‘Sextortion’ — blackmail often targeting teens — will be a crime in California

SACRAMENTO — The FBI has called it the single-largest growing threat to children on the internet, but until recently sexual extortion — in which predators use sexually explicit images as blackmail and demand sex or more images instead of money — was not a standalone crime anywhere in the country.

But this week California became the fifth state to make it a felony to blackmail people with the threat of distributing explicit images of them. Only adults will be prosecuted under Sen. Connie Leyva’s Senate Bill 500, which Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Thursday. Utah, Texas, Alabama and Arkansas passed similar laws this year. California’s law takes effect in January.

“We are just saying once again to women, ‘We stand with you and we will protect you,’” Leyva said in an interview Friday.