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Security Stop-Press : Deepfake ‘Sextortion’ Scams

The (US) FBI has issued a warning that scammers are altering benign photographs and videos to create explicit deepfake photos videos. The deepfake videos and photos are publicly circulated on social media or pornographic websites and/or sent to victims for the purposes of targeting them with harassment or sextortion schemes. The advice is to exercise caution when posting or direct messaging personal photos, videos, and identifying information on social media, dating apps, and other online sites.