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Maharashtra Police: Cyber fraudsters sending extortion e-mails to porn site visitors

The Maharashtra Police stated that there have been an increasing trend of cyber fraudsters sending extortion e-mails to those ...
Maharashtra Police: Cyber fraudsters sending extortion e-mails to porn site visitors

The Maharashtra Police stated that there have been an increasing trend of cyber fraudsters sending extortion e-mails to those visiting porn sites.

Balsing Rajput, Superintendent of Police, Maharashtra Cyber, said, "The fraudsters place some malware on porn websites. When someone accesses such a site, the fraudsters manage to breach the data of that person. The browser then starts working as a remote control desktop, using which they access the visitor''s display screen and get the contact numbers of his friends, his contacts on social media and e- mails."

The cyber fraudsters then send an e-mail to the user threatening that the person has been captured on the webcam viewing porn sites and the video will be released unless a payment is made using bitcoins, he said.

Such e-mails have become rampant of late, he said.

"In one such mail to a user, the fraudster demanded Rs 2 lakh and threatened that if he failed to pay it, then his video, which was created using his webcam, will be sent to his friends, relatives and colleagues," an official said.

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