“Sextortion” Campaign Targets Google Nest Smart Camera Users

Security company Mimecast wants you to know about the latest email scam targeting smart camera users, like those who use Google’s Nest in their home.

The scam, circulating through the U.S., tells smart camera users that if they don’t cough up around $450 in bitcoin or buy gift cards and give them the card’s pin, then “compromising footage” from their camera will be uploaded to porn sites.

Mimecast told the Daily Mail that these creeps don’t actually have any compromising footage of you but are playing on your fears. Even people who don’t own a smart camera are getting these emails.

Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7886055/Sextortion-campaign-targets-users-Google-Nest-smart-camera.html