When the Phishers Want a Reply, not a Click

A sextortion phishing campaign is targeting French speakers accusing them of viewing child abuse content, according to Paul Ducklin at Naked Security. The emails purport to come from the French police, and are designed to frighten users into replying to the email to assert their innocence. After a user replies, the scammer will attempt to convince them to pay a bogus fine to have the matter dropped.

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