Those demands could consist of money, login credentials, or in cases like what happened to former Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf, video footage of the victim performing sexually explicit acts.Sextortion is an evolving threat in the online space.
You have one week to send me 5,000 euros (£4,450), or I’ll send them the video.” Samir doesn’t have that kind of money, and even then, he’s not sure paying the ransom would stop the attacker from demanding more money in the future.As part of the transition, some legacy Skype platforms—like Skype TV—that rely on older P2P technologies would not be upgraded to the new infrastructure.But everywhere else, new generation clients are being deployed. “This isn’t an event,” Pall told me, “it’s a journey.The act, signed last Wednesday, September 12, prohibits the "willful engagement, maintenance, control, or operation, direction or indirectly, of any lascivious exhibition of sexual organs or sexual activity, with the aid of a computer system, for favor or consideration." The Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 aims to cut down on cybercrime by making certain acts such as cyber-squatting, computer-related forgery and identity theft, and child pornography, illegal.However, also included on the list of punishable offenses under this new act is cybersex and some harsh new punishments for libel.
Update: Microsoft’s Gurdeep Pall confirms that I am right via a cute tweet. an excessive number of clients, and what we’re hearing is that Microsoft’s solution is to develop yet another client, codenamed ‘Skype for Life’,” a report in Ars Technica explains.