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‘Sextortion’ attacks, where cybercriminals blackmail victims with the threat of exposing explicit photographs or messages are becoming increasingly common, according to a report by Bloomberg News.

The FBI has issued warnings that sextortion is on the rise – with attackers using methods including searching stolen computer equipment for explicit imagery, hacking social media accounts and using malware to steal images from computers.“This is a growing problem,” said Wesley Hsu, chief of the cyber crimes unit at the U. Bloomberg reports that at least 20 criminals have been prosecuted for such scams – with victims thought to number in the thousands.