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        “Sextortion scammers are now also attempting to capitalize on the COVID-19 pandemic by threatening their victims to infect their family with the SARS-CoV-2 virus besides revealing all their “dirty secrets”.

        “If you have received such an email, it is important to know that this is just a scam and that no hacker has stolen your passwords or can infect you or your family with an actual real-life virus.”

        https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/extortion-emails-threaten-to-infect-your-family-with-coronavirus/

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