Thousands of Austrians received “fake emails” from sex blackmailers.
Sextortion” is what investigators call those perfidious extortion emails currently being sent out in the tens of thousands in the name of senior police officers such as that Director General Gerhard Pürstl. The clear accusation can only be cleared up by paying a high Bitcoin fine: “child pornography and sex trafficking.” These had been discovered on respective computers during investigations. “Many recipients go – whether rightly or wrongly unsettled – to the blackmail,” says cyber security expert Dr. Cornelius Granig, who even knows of suicides of “caught” offenders. How do the mail addresses of innocent people get into the hands of the blackmailers? They can be acquired as a package on the darknet. Granig recommends deleting the emails immediately.
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