Bitcoin scammers net nearly $1M by telling people they can see them masturbate

A new kind of scam has accrued almost $1 million in bitcoin from
frightened porn viewers, says a new report — and they’re
staining the good names of Shakespeare and Austen to do it.
According to the report, from cybersecurity firm Area 1, this scam
involves a threatening email, in which the victim is told videos or
pictures of them watching pornography will be leaked to their
contacts, along with whatever they were watching, unless they pay a
ransom in Bitcoin. That hits some soft spots, so I can see why it
works — threatening to expose intimate images and porn

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Bitcoin scammers net nearly M by telling people they can see them masturbate