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The hackers then used the photos to try to extort money from people. We saw a variation of this scheme in “Shut Up and Dance,” the third episode of the third series of the British sci-fi video series “Black Mirror.” A young man is blackmailed by someone who used the webcam in the lad’s laptop to record him watching porn.
Q: I’ve also read that some users receive pop-up messages on their screens saying things like, “Microsoft windows has detected that a porn virus has infected your system and is trying to steal pictures, data and social networking passwords.” How should a user respond to a message like that?
Those support agents are likely to have a “seen it all before” attitude and are not going to be judgmental, unless of course the content is clearly illegal, such as child pornography.
Q: Is it possible that a person could unknowingly download child porn from virtually any site on the web?
But Stephen Cobb, a senior researcher in the San Diego office of ESET, has a lot of insight on the matter.
He’s studied the interconnection between porn and the internet for more than 30 years.
One company alone — Pornhub — said it attracted 23 billion visits from around the world last year, and they collectively viewed nearly 92 billion videos.
A: While that risk does exist, there are some limiting factors.
The creation, possession, or distribution of child pornography carries very serious penalties, not to mention social condemnation, even in some criminal circles, and one would hope this limits its use in malware schemes.
Does that mean that security experts don’t have a clear idea of how big of a problem this is?
A: The embarrassment factor definitely complicates things, from gathering accurate metrics to determining the root cause of the problem. Or could it be that the folks who visit them are naïve and lacking in security awareness?