Current reports are showing that Instagram and Snapchat are the most used when it comes to sexual blackmailing people.
According to Australian authorities, incidents of sexual blackmailing of internet users with nude images tripled in the first quarter of 2023.
The reason why it has become so common is that ever since the coronavirus happened many things changed, including how we live.
Many people started to stay in-house and live a digital life.
Added to this too is the fact that OnlyFans also became really popular, changing our moral understanding and everything.
In the new report published by the eSafety Commissioner unit responsible for the security of citizens on the internet, it was reported that such blackmail activities mostly target young men.
Accordingly, cybercriminals demand sexual images from their victims, especially young men, in order to blackmail them.
These images are then used to force users into sexual activities or ask them for money.
It was reported that most reports sent to the institution were related to Instagram and Snapchat.
This means that cybercriminals use these two platforms the most for blackmail, at least in Australia.
Authorities said "There are fake accounts run by organized crime groups that want to blackmail that user after posting sexual images. This is big risk."
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