The malicious software he employed provided access to all files, photos, and videos on the infected computers.
“So you have a monster in the United States or the UK or elsewhere, but he would normally have no access to a child in the Philippines,” Mike says.
By one estimate a half a million women prostitute themselves.
There are basically three kinds of prostitutes in the Philippines: 1) those that work out of “casas,” or brothels, and are employed by pimps or brothel owners: 2) those who work in bars, karaokes and hotels, who are usually controlled by the owners of the establishment where they work; and 3) freelancers, who work the streets. Most of the men who use prostitutes in the Philippines are locals not foreigners.
When the victim opened the email, she found sexually explicit photos of herself attached and information that detailed where she worked.
Following that were details of her personal life: her husband and her three kids. The demand made this hack different: This computer intrusion was not about money.