This is my Mac, my apple computer
And this is my windows computer.
I know, I have the best of both worlds, but at my age I would rather invest in my computer than something else. I have fun on my computers.
And now notice that on both computers there is a piece of black tap at the top of the frame in the middle. This is to cover up the computer camera which is always switched on, whether the computer is or not. It is not really 100% necessary, but now and again I am the victim of sextortion. The Swiss government have even constructed a link on the computer Stop Sextortion. I have been a victim a few times, but now know enough to ignore the rubbish that I am being told. Someone sends an e-mail, perhaps even using your own address, to tell you that he has infiltrated your complete computer: knows all your contacts and has even used your computer camera to film everything you do. If you do not pay the ransom money in bitcoin to stop this, all the films made in your most private moments will be distributed to your contacts. My last mail in this category was today, giving me 50 hours before the ugly truth is shown to all.
The mails come from various different people with different names, but it all comes from the same source and can be in english, german or french. I received a couple in French
My first reaction was shock, but I went further into the computer and discovered that this is a very stupid attempt to blackmail and you should never pay, it is all a very refined fake. If you read the link you will see what it is all about.
I was also advised to close down my computer camera by covering it with tape, which I have done, although there is no danger. I do not know if I am the only one here that has received such mails, but I am still alive to tell the story. I immediately cancel this mails after receiving. I can now only congratulate the Swiss government for establishing this link and are now taking steps to stop this rubbish.