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Howard County Police Warn Parents To Watch Out For Online Predators After Several Reports Of Sextortion Of Minors – CBS Baltimore | #predators | #childpredators | #kids | #parenting | #parenting | #kids

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#infosec | Sextortion Fallout Scam Tricks Users into Malware Download

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Security researchers are warning of a new sextortion-related campaign designed to trick the recipient into clicking on a nude image booby-trapped with malware.

The unsolicited email contains a message from ‘Red Skull’ hacking crew, who claim to have compromised the account of a contact of the recipient and found images of his naked girlfriend.

As this individual didn’t pay up, the hackers are now emailing the image to everyone in his contacts list, or so the scam goes.

To view the picture, the user is encouraged to “enable content” and in so doing execute macros on the machine. However, doing so will run a PowerShell command in the background to download and execute the Racoon information-stealing malware, according to IBM X-Force.

Fortunately, the associated domain has been taken down.

“This new take on sextortion is quite remarkable. It makes the victim believe that someone they know has been exploited in an attack that has nothing to do with them. If people do not identify as the victim, they may act much more careless, especially those curious to find out who was actually targeted,” the security vendor explained.

“Thanks to the quick removal of the domain, it is safe to say that the success of this single campaign should be less significant, despite the sophistication and creativity of its emails. Nevertheless, the threat actor distributing these emails has been very actively exploring new methods of social exploitation, so this will certainly not be the last time we write a collection about these types of emails.”

In fact, the same hackers are behind a new campaign in which malicious spam is sent to users posing as an “indictment message” sent by a court. The relevant information on the hearing is said to be included in the malicious attachment.

Other phishing emails use DocuSign as a lure to click through and unwittingly download Racoon.

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BlueKeep, ransomware and sextortion – Naked Security Podcast – Naked Security

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Mass ransomware hit Spain earlier this week, BlueKeep’s back and there’s yet another twist in the sextortion saga – we discuss all this and more in the latest episode of our podcast.

I hosted the show this week with Sophos experts Mark Stockley, Peter Mackenzie and Paul Ducklin.

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Cybersleuth Investigations Works to Educate and Assist Victims of Online Sextortion

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Sextortion: When blind love ends in blackmail

Dating scams involving “sextortion” in Australia have skyrocketed in the past two years, but remain largely underreported and unprosecuted. Now, a major new study hopes to better understand the crime — and pave the way for legislative change. Tracey* deleted all her social media accounts, moved out of her home of 17 years and lost most of her savings after a romantic relationship begun online turned exploitative. The 53-year-old widow was befriended by a man on Facebook in March this year, and an online courtship evolved over several months. Read More….

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FBI spotlights sextortion cases targeting kids in WA

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FBI spotlights sextortion cases targeting kids in WA

The school year’s underway, and students are on all sorts of social media and internet groups. Unfortunately, we have to be on the alert for sex predators who target children and teens in cyberspace. FBI agents here in Washington state

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Online ‘sextortion’ against children on the rise

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Online ‘sextortion’ against children on the rise

This PSA on sextortion warns that anything private shared online could be used against you. If someone demands sexual images from you, stop immediately and report it. For more information, visit ProjectSafeChildhood.gov Department of Justice
Federal officials and advocates say

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UIPD warn students against recent “sextortion” and IRS scams

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UIPD warn students against recent “sextortion” and IRS scams

Some students have fallen victim to two popular scams targeting the Champaign-Urbana area.
Two increasingly common internet and phone scams in the area have University of Illinois police cautioning students against engaging in conversation with strangers.
Three students have fallen

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Canadian who pleaded guilty to teen ‘sextortion’ gets 30 years prison

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Canadian who pleaded guilty to teen ‘sextortion’ gets 30 years prison

A Canadian man accused of blackmailing underage teens via the Internet and compelling them to send him images of themselves engaged in sex acts was sentenced to 30 years in prison Tuesday.
Antonio P. Fontana, 59, of Ontario, Canada, admitted

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Extradition for teenage sextortion suspect still up in the air

WBTV has learned the Mecklenburg County District Attorney is still figuring out whether or not to sign extradition papers to bring a suspect wanted for sextortion back to Charlotte. The DA has requested more information from the school district about the case.

“A decision would not be made regarding extradition until the case has been presented to prosecutors,” The District Attorney’s Office says, “This case has not yet been presented to prosecutors, and the investigation is still ongoing.”

Sources told WBTV that a Hough High School student blackmailed girls to send him nude pictures of themselves or he would post the pictures he received from another party.

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