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Cyber Blackmail over email?

Wonderful, now the black hats are just sending emails off to people and threatening to delete files thruogh a security vulnerability unless the individual pays $20. And scarily it seems this tactic is working rather well.

What sucks is that it’s such a small sum that it costs more to track down this problem for one isolated case than to just let it slide. However, let’s do some more fun math:
$20 * 1000 naive people. That’s a cool $20k I just got from convincing 1000 people via a nasty email to send money.

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