Using tech as a tool to accomplish blackmail

OpSec take: If The Enemy can’t find you on Facebook, they probably can’t get to you (unless if he was really desperate, someone with too much free time or has a lot of cash to track you down)

Worthy mentions:

  • Recon: Abrahams tended to target young women whom he knew. He also branched out to other victims after hacking into their Facebook pages.
  • Using tech to gain access: Also, Abrahams asked for advice on getting victims to download it, given that he “[sucks] at social engineering.”
  • Hello social media: After taking over his victims’ email accounts, their social media accounts, and even their webcams, he was able to get nude photos.

http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2014/03/19/sextortionist-who-preyed-on-miss-teen-usa-and-150-others-sentenced-to-18-months

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