What we all do behind closed doors, is our business, right? This “Aaron Smith” Sextortion Scam suggests otherwise.
Imagine this (or maybe you don’t have to imagine because if you’re a business owner in the triangle area):
You open your inbox, and some guy named Aaron Smith in broken English says something to the effect of,
“Hey, I hacked into your computer while you were on adult website X, I turned on your webcam and recorded you and your screen, and if you don’t pay me $5000, I’m going to post this video on your Facebook feed and show your aunt Martha, your boss’s wife and everyone else in your world.
I have your information, I know your password is Rover050467.”
Yep. This latest scam/internet con/email phishing attack is called “Sextortion” because it’s whole tactic is based around threatening to share what you do in private to all of your peers. This one’s a doozie to say the least.
If you’re not signed up yet – attending our next webinar Tuesday November 13 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM on Cybersecurity: How To Protect Yourself And Your Business From Data Breaches is an absolute must.
Let’s dive into this debacle of a threat so you can learn how to protect yourself from this fantastically embarrassing (and clever!) email phishing attack.