Making everything go digital has always seemed like a great idea. After all, everything is available at your fingertips, virtually. However, one big downside is that, one can be vulnerable to hackers.
This lady was reportedly hacked by someone recently. The hacker purportedly tried to blackmail her with some risqué photos. However, a skilled hacker they may be, but a brilliant negotiator they were not. The hacker ended up lowering their price!
A 24-year-old woman, surnamed Deng decided to share her experience on Facebook. Deng hoped her experience would be an example to others as to why they shouldn’t give in to hackers so easily. However, her experience was certainly something else!
According to the post, she had been contacted by said hacker on Saturday (9th April) at 4pm. The message supposedly stated they would expose her. But, Deng’s immediate response was to block the contact. They contacted her again the next day, and this time, got her attention by giving her proof of the photos. They stated that she needed to pay them RM1,500 to ensure they wouldn’t release said photos.
The hacker had supposedly taken footage from her husband’s phone and Deng confirmed that the nude photo shown as proof was hers. However, she felt that as she and her husband were legally married, having nudes of each other was fine. The hacker’s ownership of their footage was not. As such, Deng refused to answer the hacker’s demands.
As seen from her Whatsapp messages, the hacker threatened to post her stuff initially if she didn’t pay. However, they soon contradicted themselves and said that posting the photos had no benefit to them. “I just want money,” they admitted. Soon, they started dropping the price from RM1,500 to RM800 and RM500. Deng later told China Press they had lowered the price to RM450, but she still refused to pay.
While leaving the hacker on tenterhooks, Deng had already taken the case to the authorities. She had supposedly reported the case to the police on the night itself, and made another report at the Sentul Police District Station later. Deng also said that she was waiting for the police to open a file for an investigation.
Well, that is one blackmail scheme that certainly backfired badly. Good for Deng however, she stuck by her guns regardless of what the hacker threatened. Hopefully, the police manage to track down this poor person!
Source: China Press