Sextortion

What happened when sextortion scammers targeted a BBC Trending reporter?
Investigating cyber criminals who use your password to threaten to expose you on social media.

How sextortion scammers targeted a BBC reporter

What happened when sextortion scammers targeted a BBC Trending reporter?
Thousands of people all over the world have been receiving sextortion emails from scammers who include the victim's real password in the message. 

BBC Trending reporter Jo Whalley has also been sent one of these emails. Despite having no worries about her browsing history, Jo was concerned when one of her current passwords showed up in the subject line of the scam email.

She's been finding out how cyber criminals have got hold of people's personal information and how you can protect yourself from hackers.
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