When the victim opened the email, she found sexually explicit photos of herself attached and information that detailed where she worked.Following that were details of her personal life: her husband and her three kids. The demand made this hack different: This computer intrusion was not about money.know this man online 8 months, and everything was fine until he said he wanted to get out of Nigeria and come home.He said he went to buy a ticket for him and his daughter and didn't have enough money.Law enforcement authorities investigating the emails soon realized that the threatening communications were part of a larger series of crimes.
From 2005 to 2009 in Canada, rates of daily internet use at home for personal reasons rose from 59% to 69.1% for citizens aged 55 to 64, and from 62.8% to 65.9% for citizens 65 and older (Statistics Canada, 2010).
By applying Kostakos and O’Neill’s (2004) conceptualization of technology users as “citizens,” we understand the various roles of technology within the public, private and social spheres of users’ lives.
With this construct, we are reminded that all users, regardless of age, have political, economic, social, and community rights and responsibilities that can be extended to the new information and communication spaces created by information and communication technologies (ICT). However, like its design and marketing, most research on ICT has been youth-focused and ageist (Cutler, 2005).
The perpetrator wanted a pornographic video of the victim.
And if she did not send it within one day, he threatened to publish the images already in his possession, and “let [her] family know about [her] dark side.” If she contacted law enforcement, he promised he would publish the photos on the Internet too.