Updated on 2022-12-16: Sextortion campaign hits Australia
OSINT analyst Laura Paxton warns about a massive and aggressive sextortion spam campaign that’s currently hitting Australians hard.
Updated on 2022-11-14: Sextortion hits a new low
The FBI has reported that a “high rate” of teenage boys are committing suicide after being the targets of sextortion attempts, with some victims taking their lives sometimes within hours of receiving the sextortion message. Even worse, the FBI also reported that in some cases, criminals contacted families and requested payment, threatening to release the deceased’s nudes online. Read more: Scammers Are Extorting Parents With Their Dead Children’s Nude Images, FBI Says
The FBI warned against sextortion scammers targeting families of teenage victims who committed suicide after sending their sexualized photos to highly organized cybercrime gangs. Read more: Scammers Are Extorting Parents With Their Dead Children’s Nude Images, FBI Says