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Sextortion

A little-known sex crime called “sextortion” is becoming more common, and teens are often the victims. Sextortion is when a perpetrator obtains a victim’s private and sensitive photos or videos and then threatens to release them publicly unless the victim meets their demands. 566 more words

Safety

Victoria police warn of extortion that coaxes victims into sending 'compromising' photos

The Victoria Police Department (VicPD) has issued a warning following a “disturbing online trend” in which individuals have been extorted into sending compromising pictures of themselves. 214 more words

Crime

Proposed Bill In The U.S. Congress Will Make Doxing A Federal Crime

Cross-posted from We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident

In case you’re unfamiliar with doxing, it is term that describes using the internet to search for and obtain the personal information of others, and to post it publicly on the internet with the intent to threaten, intimidate, harass or incite the commission of a crime of violence against a person or a member of the immediate family of that person. 1,035 more words

Cyber Abuse

Proposed Bill In The U.S. Congress Will Make Doxing A Federal Crime

In case you’re unfamiliar with doxing, it is term that describes using the internet to search for and obtain the personal information of others, and to post it publicly on the internet with the intent to threaten, intimidate, harass or incite the commission of a crime of violence against a person or a member of the immediate family of that person. 1,034 more words

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Alberta man facing child porn, luring charges after alleged social media hack

A 20-year-old man is facing a slew of charges after a multi-force child exploitation investigation.

In March 2017, a Lethbridge teenager told a school resource officer with the Lethbridge police that a man had hacked her social media, “accessing private photos to sextort her.” 168 more words

News

Sextortionist caught by investigators' booby-trapped video

This is the type of threat that sextortionist “Brian Kil” posted publicly to Facebook, directed at one of many underage girls he victimized, along with sexually explicit photos he coerced out of them: 1,002 more words

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Sask. teens react to campaign that uses humour to help youth avoid sextortion

Talking to teenagers about sending explicit photos may be awkward, but it’s not stopping the Canadian Centre for Child Protection from starting the conversation.

The organization is using humour to address the serious situation with their new… 360 more words

Canada