11:45AM, 29 Oct 2018

TLP Rating: White

Webcam and password blackmail scam

Updated: 29 October 2018. Added information about the email appearing to come from yourself.

CERT NZ has seen a spike in online blackmail incidents. Scammers say they have:

  • a password which you use (or show your password)
  • your website browsing history
  • video footage of you in compromising positions
  • access to your email because the email appears to be from you.

They use these claims to blackmail you into sending money.