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'I didn't realize this could happen': Cassidy Wolf, 19, speaks with Anderson Cooper about her 'sextortion' ordeal on Monday night, after her computer was hacked and a boy from her school secretly watched her via webcam for one year Wolf was sent an email containing a series of photos of herself changing, with Abrahams demanding better-quality photos, video and a five-minute sex show on Skype or he would make the images public, threatening to ruin her beauty pageant chances.
He said there were probably a lot more computers infected than we know.
"There's a lot more people than we know because there could be hackers in big centers watching video streams just waiting for something to happen," he said. Professor Seltsikas said hackers on the other side of the world were watching thousands of Australians through their webcams, and waiting for them to have a wank.
Actually, turns out there's a site where you can already watch the live footage of thousands of CCTV cameras from all over the world.
So they never sent the video."Thanks triple j textline.
Then we heard from Brendan, a caller whose friend had been blackmailed after meeting a girl online, chatting with her by video, and then being filmed wanking.
"By the time he got to calling us he was basically ready to transfer them all the money he had," Brendan said.
"He was pretty embarrassed but the fear of something happening overpowered the embarrassment."Brendan managed to talk his friend down.
"All of our computers might currently be infected," the professor said.
"If you are worried you should clean the computer, wipe the hard disk and reinstall the operating system."Simple. He posted this message on Facebook:"I put up a Facebook post and let everyone know I was hacked," he said.
It recorded about 4,000 reports of 'scams or fraud' cybercrime in a three-month period at the end of last year.
Basically 'cybercrime' is hard to quantify and we don't have a clear picture.
Cassidy Wolf's interview with Anderson Cooper comes as an international crackdown by the FBI and police in 19 countries has brought more than 90 arrests in what authorities say is a serious strike against 'creepware'.