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Sextortion: How To Deal With This Growing Crime

You meet someone online and start talking. It turns flirty, then sexy, and then … boom. 

Suddenly that person you thought you were having fun with says she recorded your video chat, and says she is going to share it with your family, friends and boss. The only way to stop her, she says, is to pay her money. Lots of money. 

It’s called sextortion, and it is one of the fastest growing crimes on the internet. Thousands of Americans fall victim to this crime every year, and that number is growing.  

Typically, there is a gang of people behind the person you flirted with, and soon your phone is blowing up with threats and demands. The [...]

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New Techniques In Fighting Sextortion And Online Blackmail

One of the fastest growing wrinkles in online crime is called “sextortion.” People are lured into sharing extremely personal photos or videos in an online conversation they think will remain private – only to find out they must pay blackmail money to keep those compromising images from being shared with a spouse or a boss. Those pictures might even end up on a website or all over social media if the blackmail isn’t paid.

Sextortion has been around for a while, but it has grown in frequency in recent years as people spend more and more time online.

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What is Ransomware

This virus can block access to your computer data until you pay. After online payment, you will have access to your files or data storage. Be careful with ransomware. The Evolution of Ransomware

Ransomware first emerged 30 years ago. Participants at a science conference found a message on their computer screens telling them to send $189 to a Panama bank account. Only after that, would they have access to the files again. Then, nobody heard about ransomware for 15 years.

In the 2000s when the Internet became more popular, ransomware came back. Attackers started infecting computer users via [...]

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DFC looking to hire an accountant

Digital Forensics Corp., a national industry leader in the exciting field of digital forensics, is currently hiring an accountant, who will be trained to become a Forensic Accountant, for the company’s Cleveland, Ohio, location.

DFC works with corporations, attorneys, private investigators, and individuals to uncover digital evidence to support civil, criminal and business investigations. DFC offers employees the opportunity to learn and advance within the company, while learning about the leading-edge technology associated with cyber-security and digital forensics.

RESPONSIBILITIES: • The candidate will perform forensic analysis of financial data. • Perform [...]

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