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Received an email about compromising browsing history? Its a SCAM, don’t fall for it

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Have you recieved an email lately about your compromising browsing history? It is a huge scam, here is a true story from a BBC reporter. Don’t get pawned

Thousands of people all over the world have been receiving sextortion emails from scammers. They’re different from garden-variety scam emails because they often include a hacked password as part of the message.

BBC Trending reporter Jo Whalley received one of the scam emails. Despite having no worries about her browsing history, she was alarmed when she found out the scammers had one of her current passwords.

She’s been finding out how cyber criminals have got hold of people’s personal information and how you can protect yourself from hackers.

Reporter and video journalist: Jo Whalley

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James Barnley

I’m the editor of the DomainingAfrica. I write about internet and social media, focusing mainly on Domains. As a subscriber to my newsletter, you’ll get a lot of information on Domain Issues, ICANN, new gtld’s, Mobile technology and social media.

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