Users of video services, such as Skype, should be aware of a variety of scams that may use footage and images captured without your knowledge, to blackmail you.
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Apparently, a connection exists between this spam scheme and a different outbreak of hijacked Twitter accounts from where web-links leading onto porn and dating sites are posted.
Symantec wrote this on a blog post dated August 10, 2016.
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Scammers may use carefully prepared webcam images or footage of themselves which may initially seem flattering, but can increasingly become coercive and explicit.
They steadily increase pressure on you to participate, which they record and later threaten to distribute online.
Other reports include the scammer manipulating the images taken, to make them seem worse.