Ransomeware and your online identification has just taken another leap in problems. Smartphones apps associated with porn sites that have been signed up for are now able to ransomware you, but with a worrying extra. Not only do they demand money for you to get control of your phone, but the front facing camera has been taking pictures of you and they have your ID and picture and threaten to tell everyone about you.
This is not just preying on our ability to let this happen, but also the fact to not want our secret sex fantasies made public.
From BBC Tech
Apps which demand money from people with a threat to release private information, or wipe a device, are known as ransomware.
In August, Intel Security said examples of ransomware had increased 127% since 2014 – primarily affecting desktop computers and laptops.
“One of the reasons for the increase is that it’s very easy to make,” said Raj Samani, chief technology officer for Intel Security in Europe.
“There are people you can pay to do the work for you, and it pays really well. One group we tracked made more than $75,000 in 10 weeks.
“Apps like this rely on the embarrassment factor. If you don’t pay, your reputation is on the line.”