Tag «Extortion»

Sextortion of Children [Video]

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Sextortion Affecting Thousands of U.S. Children Summary Sextortion is a type of online sexual exploitation in which individuals coerce victims into providing sexually explicit images or videos of themselves, often in compliance with offenders’ threats to post the images publicly or send the images to victims’ friends and family. The FBI has seen a significant …

Malware Ransomware [Video]

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Viruses, Spyware, and Malware What is malware? “Malware” is a term for any software that gets installed on your machine and performs unwanted tasks, often for some third party’s benefit. Malware programs can range from being simple annoyances (pop-up advertising) to causing serious computer invasion and damage (e.g., stealing passwords and data or infecting other …

Dating Love Romance Scams [Video]

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I was a victim of an online dating scam By Melanie Hicken In a typical con, the perpetrator will spend weeks or even months building up a romantic relationship with a victim through e-mails, texts or phone calls, before eventually asking for money. After years of dating frustration, Montana resident Debbie Best thought her luck …

Cyber Bullying [Video]

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Cyber Bullying [Video] News and Events Spotting the Signs Young people today are using the Internet for just about everything, including bullying. Every day all across the nation, people are being cyberbullied in the comfort of their own homes. Often students who are being bullied at school go home with hopes of escaping, only to …