An attacker can upload a private video of the victim to video services like You Tube, then use it to extort them further by threatening to make it public or direct it to the victims family or friends.
Webcam blackmail is a crime where an online attacker lures victims into taking off their clothes on camera and, usually secretly, allowing them to record a video.
The hacker is said to have not just eavesdropped on private communications, and frightened unsuspected users by talking back through their speaker and remotely logging into hardcore porn websites, but also counting underage children around the world amongst her victims. She showed them some pornography on the screen just to see how they would react,” said Philippe Gravel of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s integrated technological crime unit.
Videos of petrified victims are then said to have been uploaded to a You Tube channel under the woman’s control for the “entertainment” of her followers.
He was arrested on November 2014 as part of an international operation targeting users of software designed to remotely take over, control and steal information from computers.
Rigo used his ex-girlfriend’s details to pay for and download the Blackshades malware, a tool which gives the user complete control over target computers, wherever they are in the world.