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2019-01-28

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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