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Cybercriminals use many techniques to extort money from unsuspecting victims. One recent technique uses a sextortion scam campaign to embarrass users into giving criminals money.

Sextortion Scam

This new scam targets users of the Xvideo.com website. It attempts to trick users into thinking that hackers have access to their webcams. The scammers send the users an email claiming they have recorded them using a malicious script.

The email also states that the hackers have stolen data and contact details. They even include old passwords obtained from third-party data breaches. These hackers then demand $969 worth of bitcoins or they threaten to publish the material.