X-Rated App Takes Photos Of Users And Then Blackmails Them

X-Rated App Takes Photos Of Users And Then Blackmails Them
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Android app “Adult Player” has been busted offering porn and secretly taking photos of users, before threatening to release the photos if the user didn’t hand over US$500 (AUD$700).

The Adult Player app, which isn’t available on the official Google Play store, claimed to have free porn but once users opened the app they would see a picture of themselves and a message demanding they hand over the cash.

The message was from a fake FBI profile that include a log of the user’s IP address and a ‘case number’.  The app’s software then locked the phone “for security reasons” and demanded the money be transferred via PayPal.

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