For many years, email scams have circulated suggesting that some remote hacker has installed software on your computer, and has been monitoring your activity, some of which may shame you. In exchange for not exposing you, they ask for payment; some of them say they have photos and videos of you – because the hacker has control of your computer’s camera – and that they will share these with your friends and family.
In one version of the scam, hackers pretended to be from the CIA, and say that there is a case against you for “Distribution and storage of pornographic electronic materials involving underage children.”
There’s a new one making the rounds, and I received an email a few days ago.
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