Others have threatened to post the footage to porn sites or You Tube.What you may believe to be a highly intimate and private moment may in fact be watched by a room full of strangers.
This malware is known as a Remote Access Trojan or RAT and can remotely activate your webcam, at the same time, disabling your camera indicator light. The information provided here is of a general nature. If you require specific advice you should contact your local technical support provider.
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The offender coercively demands something of value from another person. To provide this necessary element, the alleged offender can threaten to perform a violent act, destroy property, or initiate an inappropriate government action.
If the accused withholds testimony or refuses to act when he or she is called to testify, these actions also constitute coercion.
Extortion and blackmail both involve the alleged offender’s practices of getting something of value from a victim by use of threats: Extort, from the Latin word exrortionem (twisting out), means the actor obtains something of value from another party by forcibly or wrongfully using power or authority.
For instance, a former police officer was charged with extortion because he was accused of submitting a false police report to protected allegedly stolen goods in exchange for several payments.
Users of video services, such as Skype, should be aware of a variety of scams that may use footage and images captured without your knowledge, to blackmail you.
In one version, the scam originates from a dating website or social network site like Facebook.
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