Blackmailed on webcam
Officers believe there is likely to be significant under-reporting and that actual numbers are much higher.Victims in the NCA cases are aged between 14 and 82, with the highest proportion being men aged between 21 and 30, and with a substantial proportion in the 11-20 age group.30 November 2016 Thousands of people in the UK are likely to be falling victim to sextortion every year, according to the National Crime Agency and National Police Chiefs Council.Sextortion is a form of blackmail where criminals use fake identities to befriend victims online and then persuade them to perform sexual acts in front of their webcam.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.In 2013, Daniel Perry committed suicide hours after receiving an online message saying images or video would be made public and shared with his friends and family if he didn't pay money into an account.
Kenny downloads a program—Shrive—to have the malware cleaned off, but instead of ridding his computer of viruses he unknowingly gives access to his webcam to watching Kenny through his webcam records him—how would the British say this—doing the hokey cokey with himself as he looks at some risqué pictures (not seen).The unemployed recluse used a staggering 96 fake profiles to groom girls – before persuading them to send him an explicit photo.He would then threaten to send the naked pic to their friends and family unless they performed online sex shows for him.Yes, privacy is going out the window now that there are cameras everywhere, but everybody still has secrets, and in this episode, those secrets drive people to the brink of madness and beyond.
The episode begins with a woman doing something very sketchy (involving a phone and those classic ), a young man working as a busboy at a restaurant.
These webcam images are recorded by the criminals who then threaten to share them with the victims’ friends and family unless they are paid.