South China Morning Post - For lust and money: when online sexual encounters end in despair and death

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Description

  • Sextortion syndicates in Asia and Africa are raking in millions from targets in places such as Britain, enabled by wire-transfer services and cryptocurrencies
  • Ill-equipped authorities are struggling to keep up with swiftly evolving technology, as criminals and deepfakes push the boundaries of image-based abuse

Subject

Bitcoin: Image based abuse

Period18 Jun 2021

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  • TitleFor lust and money: when online sexual encounters end in despair and death
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletSouth China Morning Post
    Media typePrint
    CountryHong Kong
    Date18/06/21
    DescriptionSextortion syndicates in Asia and Africa are raking in millions from targets in places such as Britain, enabled by wire-transfer services and cryptocurrencies
    Ill-equipped authorities are struggling to keep up with swiftly evolving technology, as criminals and deepfakes push the boundaries of image-based abuse
    Producer/AuthorRaquel Carvalho
    URLhttps://www.scmp.com/week-asia/long-reads/article/3136544/lust-and-money-when-online-sexual-encounters-end-despair-and
    PersonsSean Foley