The Hellenic Police issued a new announcement warning internet users to beware of sexual blackmail. "sextortion scam”That appeared these days.
Greek police headquarters
Athens, 21 August 2020
Η Διεύθυνση Δίωξης Ηλεκτρονικού Εγκλήματος ενημερώνει τους πολίτες – χρήστες του διαδικτύου, για προσπάθεια οικονομικής εξαπάτησης, μέσω messages ηλεκτρονικού ταχυδρομείου με εκβιαστικό περιεχόμενο
In recent days, there have been many cases of internationally known fraud through sexual blackmail "sextortion scam", which manifests itself in the mass sending of e-mails to various recipients, regardless of gender and age, with the aim of deceiving them.
In particular, unknown perpetrators, using fraudulent email accounts, send mass messages to recipients informing them that they have access to their device and message has been sent from their personal account.
At the same time, they inform them that malicious software has allegedly been installed, after their visit to a website, which has activated the camera and has recorded them in personal moments.
It is further reported that the malware has collected all the contacts of the users, from the social media and the perpetrators threaten to send the material in question to their contacts, in case they do not receive bitcoins.
It is noted that these extortionate emails mainly have the following formats and content, while the reference to real codes is made to convince users of the real threat.
The Cybercrime Prosecution Directorate recommends to the recipients of these fraudulent messages:
ignore the messages and do not deposit money in the accounts listed by the perpetrator,
not to open any attachments archives in emails from unknown senders,
never communicate with the blackmailers for any reason,
immediately change any security code (password) they think is at stake, and
evaluate their computer security settings.
It is reminded that citizens can contact the Cybercrime Prosecution Directorate, anonymously or anonymously, in order to provide information or to report illegal or reprehensible acts or activities carried out via the Internet, at the following contact details:
By phone at 111 88
Sending e-mail: email@example.com
Via Twitter "SOS Cyber Alert Line": https://twitter.com/CyberAlertGR
For more complete information, citizens can follow the Electronic Crime Prosecution Directorate on social media networks:
It is noted that citizens have the opportunity to obtain useful advice to avoid being deceived in the "Citizen's Guide", on the website of the Greek Police (www.hellenicpolice.gr).