Fraudsters are exploiting new online security checks to obtain sensitive information from victims. It comes just days after Action Fraud warned of more ‘sextortion scams’ doing the rounds in the UK, with over 600 reports last week alone. These scams involve criminals claiming to have gained access to a victim’s device following the viewing of pornographic material, relying on the premise of a surveillance hack to threaten the individual. The new scam however is less overt and relies on the standard practise of ‘phishing emails,’ where fraudsters pretend to be legitimate organisations in the aim of obtaining personal details from the victim.
Source: Daily Post