Blackmailers threaten to leak users’ masturbation vids unless they pay Bitcoin ransom

It seems the cryptocurrency community is under threat of widespread crypto-blackmail, so take caution. Cornell University computer science professor Emin Gün Sirer has shared an email that appears to leverage leaked passwords to swindle Bitcoin out of unsuspecting victims, demanding they pay a ransom. After weaving an obviously fake, but plausible, scenario describing the Mr Robot-esque ability to record your screen and webcam output during some, uh, private meditation – the email threatens to send recordings of you getting down with ya big bad self to friends and family. Here's...

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By: The Next Web - Thursday, 12 July

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