Crypto Scammers Attack Porn Lovers

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The number of people who prefer to get hold of digital assets by stealing them is getting larger and larger. Moreover, the criminals in this sphere are becoming quite creative. This time the aim of scammers was the people who enjoy watching porn videos.

A bunch of viewers received a suspicious email from unknown people. The letter claimed that the attackers had videos from webcams of these viewers while they were watching adult videos. The criminals have supposedly installed a remote control program on the victims’ computers and filmed them secretly.

The letter also had a Bitcoin wallet address, where the payment in the amount of a little less than $2 thousand had to be transferred. Otherwise, the attackers threatened to reveal the videos. Bitcoin was chosen as the means of payment due to the fact that it is very easy and quick to transfer.

Even though, many people were pretty scared by this letter, it is likely to be a scam. The criminals did not even have a list of porn sites, the viewers of which became victims. Frankly speaking, it did not include any specific information which makes the whole situation quite doubtful.

The professor from the Cornell University posted an example of such a scam on his Twitter account.  

Experts advise people who became victims of crypto scammers not to react to their  messages and by any means not to send them money, since 99.9% of such attacks are just pure bluff. The attackers who can really break into security systems and steal digital assets are mostly aiming at large cryptocurrency exchanges.

We would like to remind you that the site Pornhub now accepts three digital currencies as a means of payment for videos and premium accounts.

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