Posted by - December 16, 2019

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If you haven’t received an email yet that accuses you of watching porn, it may be arriving soon.  A familiar scheme with updated context has been making the rounds lately.  The scam involves data from a previous breach which had emails and associated passwords.  Assuming the end-user uses passwords across multiple sites, the perpetrator contacts individuals claiming that they have the recipients email password and has installed a malicious malware on their computer which has captured them masturbating while watching porn.

Although the scam may seem convincing since the perpetrator offers the recipient their actual current or former password, it is unlikely that there is malware inside the computer itself.  Unfortunately, people who may have in fact gone to such a site (pornography is still a top searched item on the web) may fall for the scam and send money.

Our advice to you is to generally ignore these scams and if you are concerned, talk to your trusted IT provider.  If you don’t have one, give OptfinITy a call.

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