Microsoft has reported that digital civility has taken a turn for the worse in the second and ongoing year of the pandemic. 18 out of the 22 surveyed countries reported net-negative stats.
More details regarding an ongoing sextortion scam have emerged, including reports that over $30,000 has been paid in ransom to the hackers by people who were scammed by this new form of ransomware.
A new form of ransomware has emerged, with targeted users being threatened to provide money. Old passwords are used by the blackmailers as proof that their victim's online data is not private anymore.
The UK's National Police Chiefs' Council has reported an increase in the number of those involved in webcam blackmail. It also said that there were four suicides related to so-called 'sextortion'.