Sextortion Attempted fraud through blackmail email

Sextortion Scam: The Cybercrime Prosecution Directorate informs citizens - internet users, about an attempt at financial fraud by sending blackmail emails.

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The Cybercrime Prosecution Directorate has recently been reporting cases of international fraud known as "sex blackmail fraud -" sextortionscam "" which manifests itself in the mass sending of e-mails to various recipients, regardless of gender and age. extract money from them. These messages contain a text in Greek with the subject: "Your data was hacked" or "Open and read this letter".

In particular, unknown perpetrators, using fraudulent e-mail accounts, send bulk messages, informing users that their information system has been compromised and that all their data has been copied to their servers.

At the same time, they inform him that malware has been installed, which activates the camera and records the victim in his personal moments.

The perpetrators then report that the malware collected all the user's contacts from social media and his personal e-mail account and then extorted money from the victim to deposit in a digital wallet and in the form of Bitcoi n cryptocurrency. equivalent to one thousand (1.000) euros within fifty (50) hours.

Attempting to blackmail victims with the threat of publishing sexual content portraying the victim is referred to internationally as "sexual extortion - sextortion".

Following the above, the Cybercrime Prosecution Directorate proposes to the recipients of the above fraudulent messages of extortionate content to:

  • Do not respond to such emails.
  • Never communicate with blackmailers for any reason.
  • They ignore the message and do not deposit money in the accounts listed.
  • Do not open any attachments in emails from unknown senders.
  • Immediately change any account password that they consider to be at risk.
  • 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:
  • Via Twitter "SOS Cyber ​​Alert Line":

It is mentioned that citizens can get useful tips to avoid being deceived in the "Citizen's Guide", which is hosted on the website of the Greek Police (www. as well as through the official accounts of the Cybercrime Directorate , on the following social media:

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