This malware is known as a Remote Access Trojan or RAT and can remotely activate your webcam, at the same time, disabling your camera indicator light. The information provided here is of a general nature. If you require specific advice you should contact your local technical support provider.
Eventually, they may ask you to join a Skype (video) call with them.During the video call the scammer may attempt to lead you into participating in intimate, sexual activity or nudity, which can later be used to blackmail you.Scammers may use carefully prepared webcam images or footage of themselves which may initially seem flattering, but can increasingly become coercive and explicit.They steadily increase pressure on you to participate, which they record and later threaten to distribute online.Others have threatened to post the footage to porn sites or You Tube.
What you may believe to be a highly intimate and private moment may in fact be watched by a room full of strangers.
If you do nothing, the call will keep ringing until the other person hangs up.
Group video calling is an easy way to talk with several people at the same time.
To learn more about making a group video call, check out this support page from Skype.
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Users of video services, such as Skype, should be aware of a variety of scams that may use footage and images captured without your knowledge, to blackmail you.