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Various extortion emails in circulation

IT Support received a lot of questions about extortion emails in recent days. The messages have a commandeering tone and demand payment in Bitcoin.

There are different variants doing the rounds. Some of these extortion messages claim that the recipient has visited a porn website. Supposedly, there are images to prove this. Recipients were allegedly filmed after their computer was hacked. Other emails suggest that your operating system was hacked. Don’t fall for this story, it’s all bluff.

For more information see https://www.fraudhelpdesk.org/alerts/6527-2/.