"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.
He told them to do their worst and release the footage. Exact statistics are difficult to come by, as many people who are attacked don't go to police or make their situation public.But then they replied with a screenshot of his Facebook friends, and personal details from his website. Security software companies, who may have an interest in exaggerating the threat, say they have detected vast numbers of attacks."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.This was awkward, but they told him they had his back, and didn't hear from the ransomware hackers again.
Professor Seltsikas described Matt's strategy as "super brave"."My own opinion is to not engage at all with the hackers.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.One day in Melbourne, when the sun was out and the birds were singing, Matt opened an email and was greeted with a video of a man wanking.The man was him."There I was in all my glory," he told triple j's Veronica & Lewis. A 'ransomware' program had infected his computer allowing the hackers to film him through the webcam. Now they wanted money."There was an email saying they were going to release footage to all my Facebook friends and people I worked with if I don't pay them money.""Initially I laughed."He wrote back. Matt may have been feeling very much alone, but in fact he was part of an emerging trend of ransomware attacks in Australia.If you looking for live bondage shows, you will find them here on Camcontacts!