Pinterest Gardai in Laois are warning about a Sextortian scam – the practice of extorting money or sexual favours from someone by threatening to reveal evidence of their sexual activity.This scam email is actually quite common and is very threatening in nature.Crime Prevention Officer for Laois-Offaly Sergeant Graham Kavanagh advises if you should receive an email such as this either mark the email as spam/phishing (if available) or delete the email is the best course of action. By Megan Shiel – 14th January 2020 Home News Crime Garda warning over ‘Sextortion scam email’ doing the rounds in Laois NewsCrime Twitter Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory News 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin “If you are not familiar with this, I will explain. Trojan Virus gives me full access and control over a computer or other device.“This means that I can see everything on your screen, turn on the camera and microphone, but you do not know about it.“I also have access to all your contacts and all your correspondence. Why your antivirus did not detect malware?“Answer: My malware uses the driver, I update its signatures every 4 hours so that your antivirus is silent.“I made a video showing how you satisfy yourself in the left half of the screen, and in the right half you see the video that you watched.“With one click of the mouse, I can send this video to all your emails and contacts on social networks.“I can also post access to all your e-mail correspondence and messengers that you use.“If you want to prevent this, transfer the amount of $500 to my bitcoin address (if you do not know how to do this, write to Google: “Buy Bitcoin”).“After receiving the payment, I will delete the video and you will never hear me again.“I give you 50 hours (more than 2 days) to pay. I have a notice reading this letter, and the timer will work when you see this letter.“Filing a complaint somewhere does not make sense because this email cannot be tracked like my bitcoin address. I do not make any mistakes.“If I find that you have shared this message with someone else, the video will be immediately distributed.”So the safest course of action is to delete.SEE ALSO – Man arrested after Laois church vandalised in sickening attack WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp TAGSSergeant Graham Kavanagh Pinterest Garda warning over ‘Sextortion scam email’ doing the rounds in Laois Previous articleEmo turn to club stalwart ahead of 2020 seasonNext articleWEATHER WARS: Local forecaster hits out at Met Eireann ‘fake’ weather claims Megan ShielMegan is currently studying English and New Media at the University of Limerick. A Raheen native, she’s happiest when talking sport, especially soccer but just don’t mention the 2019 champions league final Facebook Facebook GAA He said: “There should be no interaction with the sender at all. The criminal has no video.“Do not ever send money to these people. If you receive a similar email and it is causing you worry then please talk to someone you trust.“The emails typically go as follows:“I am a hacker who has access to your operating system. I also have full access to your account.“I’ve been watching you for a few months now. The fact is that you were infected with malware through an adult site that you visited. GAA Twitter Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role
View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Hamilton Star Mandy Gonzalez Releases Single by Lin-Manuel MirandaHamilton’s Angelica Schuyler (and In the Heights’ original Nina), Mandy Gonzalez, today released “Fearless,” the title song to her new album, which is scheduled to drop on October 20. “Fearless” is written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote the Tony-winning musicals that put Gonzalez on the map. The seven-track album bridging pop and R&B features a powerful duet with Christopher Jackson, the Hamilton Tony nominee who appeared opposite Gonzalez during In the Heights. For fans of that musical, the album will feature an intimate new version of her signature song, “Breathe.” Pre-order today to receive a download of the fierce title track.Anastasia Star Ramin Karimloo Will Honor Ahrens & Flaherty at Primary Stages GalaRamin Karimloo is among a starry group set to offer performances and tributes at the 2017 gala for off-Broadway’s Primary Stages. Karimloo, who stars in Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s newest Broadway musical, Anastasia, will honor the Tony-winning songwriters at Tribeca 360º on October 16. In addition to the previously announced Tony-winning Once on This Island star Lea Salonga, the evening with feature Liz Callaway, Quentin Earl Darrington, Terrence McNally and Margo Seibert. Frozen writer Kristen Anderson-Lopez will also appear with her In Transit collaborators James-Allen Ford, Russ Kaplan and Sara Wordsworth.The SpongeBob Cast Album Is Going VinylMasterWorks Broadway’s cast recording for the upcoming Great White Way musical SpongeBob SquarePants is getting the vinyl treatment! Get ready to hear original tunes from Sara Bareilles, Cyndi Lauper, Panic! at the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants and more. The album features performances from the cast of the musical’s world premiere engagement at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre, including Ethan Slater in the title role with Lilli Cooper as Sandy Cheeks, Danny Skinner as Patrick and Tony nominee Gavin Lee as Squidward. The vinyl album will be released on November 3, just three days before SpongeBob SquarePants begins perfs at the Palace Theatre on Broadway.Kristin Chenoweth Wrote a Perfect Song About Her DogTony winner Kristin Chenoweth has combined our love of original tunes and cuddly canines in a new song! Obedience School, co-written with Chenoweth’s acclaimed musical director Mary-Mitchell Campbell, follows Chenoweth’s loving adventures with her overly eager pup Thunder. Listen below to the charming tune which Chenoweth is dedicating to the important work of the ASPCA. Ben Platt to Join Gavin Creel to Relive Embarrassing Onstage Moments for a Good CauseDear Evan Hansen Tony winner Ben Platt has joined the lineup for the benefit evening Let Me Try That Again, featuring Broadway stars sharing embarrassing onstage moments and then redeeming themselves by re-creating them. Platt joins the previously announced Tony-winning Hello, Dolly! featured player Gavin Creel for the cabaret that will take place on October 15 at 9:30pm at Feinstein’s/54 Below. Susan Blackwell is set to host the event that was co-founded by Junk star Steven Pasquale. The evening will benefit The Performing Arts Project.Cast Album of Celebrated Off-Broadway Musical Hadestown Is ReleasedHadestown, the new musical which debuted with New York Theater Workshop in 2016, releases its original cast recording today! Warner Music Group, in collaboration with Ghostlight Records, produces the album, which was recorded live during the show’s off-Broadway engagement. The new musical written by Anaïs Mitchell and directed by Tony-nommed Great Comet genius Rachel Chavkin, follows Orpheus’ mythical quest to overcome Hades and regain the favor of his one true love, Eurydice. The cast was led by Patrick Page as Hades alongside Damon Daunno as Orpheus and Nabiyah Be as Euridice, with Amber Gray, Shaina Taub, Chris Sullivan, Jessie Shelton and Lulu Fall. The cast will be live-streaming a listening party from Hadestown’s Facebook page on October 9, so be sure to tune in for a taste of this original score!