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.