Sextortion Scams – How They Persuade and What to Watch for

“Sextortion” scams represent some of cybercriminals’ most brazen attempts to extract money from unwitting victims. These extortion techniques rely on fear and shame to get targets to pay up. Similar to individualized ransomware attacks, if the party refuses to pay the demand, public exposure will follow. As these attacks target individuals rather than companies, it is important for all employees to know the signs to avoid falling victim. While the initial risk might belong to the individual, the ultimate penalty might be paid by their company as scammers could request not only money, but…

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