Sextortion 101: What to Know & What to Do

Sextortion 101: What to Know & What to Do

If you receive a sextortion email at work, how did the criminals find you? Do they really have embarrassing videos, your browsing history, or password? Cofense can shed some light on this dark corner of the web. After all, we’ve been monitoring the largest confirmed dump of email addresses used for sextortion to date. To date, we’ve identified over 330 million unique compromised accounts (a number that could rise significantly) and analyzed more than 7.8 million sextortion emails.

This whitepaper covers:

  • An overview of sextortion and the massive botnet Cofense has been monitoring;
  • What you should and shouldn’t do if you’re affected;
  • How to avoid becoming a victim;
  • And steps you can take to help yourself, and company, avoid these scams.



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