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So you received the Bitcoin ‘masturbation vid’ email — here’s what to do


Welcome to Hard Fork Basics, a collection of informative guides to keep you up to date with the personal finance and investment world. This one is Bitcoin-themed. There’s a “sextortion” email scam going around that demands Bitcoin to keep steamy videos of you masturbating to pornography off the internet. It’s fake. Relax. It’s also very old. While there are many variants, recent reports show an email that suggests a crafty hacker has “placed malware on the porn website” that you enjoy, which allowed them to record your screen and webcam feed. The email then requests $1,900 worth of Bitcoin or else your Messenger,…

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