Digital risks: SSG” is the title of the conference given by Yolanda Corral, journalist and instructor specialized in cybersecurity and digital skills, as well as founder of the informative channel “Palabra de hacker”.

Yolanda will help us understand what revenge porn is, the crime of sextortion and the various methods used to reach the victims. She will also delve into the concepts of sexting and the risks derived from its practice.

Sexting can be defined as the production and distribution of messages, photographs or videos of intimate content, nude or sexually explicit, through technological devices produced by the sender themselves in a completely free and voluntary manner.

The practice of sexting is highly common among adolescents. Several studies carried out in recent years show this trend: 30% of young people between 12 and 16 years of age receive sexual messages. In the face of this risky practice, what we need to do is to raise awareness of the consequences it may entail, since when sexting goes wrong, the consequences are horrifying. You can read the full article on News-365.

Sextortion and sexual blackmail on the rise

Sextortion can be defined as a crime that occurs when a blackmailed person is threatened with photos or videos of themselves naked or performing sexual acts. Usually, the threat is made to publish the content if an economic amount is not paid or if self-produced material is not sent, although it can also be used as emotional blackmail.

We speak of revenge porn when sexting goes out of control and leads to the non-consensual dissemination of intimate images or videos through social networks, instant messaging, adult content platforms or any social media in which the information can be disseminated.

Sextortion campaigns arise from love scammers, although on most occasions they are carried out by organized groups. There are thousands of victims all over the world and again the percentage of people who dare to report the crime is very small.

These crimes are on the rise, so it is essential to know how to avoid them and what to do if you are in a similar situation. Enroll for free in C1b3rWall Academy 2021 to learn a little more about this topic.

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.