Warns against organized sex extruders online

Monday, 20 August 2018

Young men are wise to get dressed off in front of the webcam. Then the recording of the film is used for extortion.

More and more are exposed to sexual blackmail online,The National Criminal Investigation Service writes on their web pages. Often young men are the victims.

They are contacted on the chat and webcam of women who take care of themselves, perform sexual acts with themselves and ask the victims to do the same.

Young men are wise to get dressed off in front of the webcam. Then the recording of the film is used for extortion.

More and more are exposed to sexual blackmail online, Kripos writes on their web pages. Often young men are the victims.

They are contacted on the chat and webcam of women who take care of themselves, perform sexual acts with themselves and ask the victims to do the same.

Organised crime

What the victims do not know is that records are being made which are later used for money extraction. Often the “woman” is talking to the team of designed video clips, and there are probably organized criminals behind.

This winter it became known that a young Norwegian man had taken his life after being exposed to this form of extortion.

“This is an organized, professionalized and extremely cynical form of extortion,” said prosecutor and police attorney Ole Kristian Bjørge in Kripos to VG.no at the time.

NRK has talked with “Pål” who has experienced this. It should only be a flirt, but when he handed his e-mail address to the woman he had met on a chat service so that they could contact Skype, the extras received his full name and found out who his family our. After he had dressed for the webcam, “Pål” received a link of the recording made by him and a message that he had to pay 20,000 kroner if the film was not to be sent to friends and family.

Young men are wise to get dressed in front of the webcam. Then the recording of the film is used for extortion.

More and more are exposed to sexual blackmail online, Kripos writes on their web pages. Often young men are the victims.

They are contacted on the chat and webcam of women who take care of themselves, perform sexual acts with themselves and ask the victims to do the same.

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Organised crime

What the victims do not know is that records are being made which are later used for money extraction. Often the “woman” is talking to the team of designed video clips, and there are probably organized criminals behind.

This winter it became known that a young Norwegian man had taken his life after being exposed to this form of extortion.

“This is an organized, professionalized and extremely cynical form of extortion,” said prosecutor and police attorney Ole Kristian Bjørge in Kripos to VG.no at the time.

NRK has talked with “Pål” who has experienced this. It should only be a flirt, but when he handed his e-mail address to the woman he had met on a chat service so that they could contact Skype, the extras received his full name and found out who his family our. After he had dressed for the webcam, “Pål” received a link of the recording made by him and a message that he had to pay NOK 20,000 kroner if the film was not to be sent to friends and family.

In several cases, movies are sent to the victim’s friends on Facebook or posted to YouTube. Kripos writes that extortion is aggressive and ongoing.

Their advice is to break all contact and not pay, they write. Many never report because they are afraid friends and family should know what has happened. One feels a lot of shame and guilt.

“Our experience is that if you break the contact and do not pay, this is so organized and professionalized that the perpetrators move on to the next victim,” Kripos writes on Facebook.

“Pål” was one of those who did not go to the police, writes NRK. He broke up with the extortor, trying to erase all digital tracks by himself. However, for the police it is important that all evidence is kept.

Advice to those who are subjected to extortion:

Disconnect with extortion as soon as possible.
Do not pay what extortioners require. If you pay, there are usually more requirements.
Documents most of what has happened:
Record which services, channels, and accounts used by you and by the press.
Take screenshots of both textual, profile, and photos / videos of the one you communicated with.
If you know how to find the IP address of the presses, then this is important information.
All information from extruders can help identify the person, such as addresses, phone number, account number, payment information, etc.
Was it referred to any web pages or other internet addresses in the conversation?
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Unrest in the book industry: Book sales go down sharply

Monday, 20 August 2018

After a sharp decline in paper book sales in the first half of 2018, and an equally bad summer, there is turmoil and concern among Norwegian publishers and bookstores.

These days, publishers publish their autumn books with brass and bram, press conferences and publishing parties. They all believe in “the best autumn of the times”, but the talk in the corridors is that the arrows for book sales continue to point downwards.

According to figures from the Publishers’ Association, sales of fiction went down by 13 per cent compared to the same period last year, while total book sales declined eight per cent.

According to the Bookstores Association, these figures show sales from publishers, and they think the real number of sales out of stores shows a decline of around 5 percent. The arrows have continued down this summer, and most VG have talked with the trace that it will only continue.

It is not the worst summer, but after several years of upturn, we have now had several years of decline. This is the worst half year since 2012, says CEO Trine Stensen in the Bookkeeping Association, who believes it is cause for concern.

Yes, I’m worried about the book and the reading if the exposure disappears. When the American bookstore chain Borders went bankrupt, only 50 percent of the book sales were caught by e-commerce.

Has put down stores

Norli Libris boss John Thomasgaard shares the concern and can also state that they have put down some smaller stores this year.

There are not many, but some. This is something we are now considering more when contracts expire than before. Marginal stores are exposed. We will probably get a little fewer, but a little bigger shops in the future. There is a lot to suggest that there is no room for as many bookstores as before. But this also applies to retail trade in general, says Thomasgaard, who follows the market closely.

The book market has largely declined every single month since December 2016. This has continued into 2018 and will only continue for a while. This is in many ways a reported murder, and it should not come as a big surprise to people. Actually, this decline would have come a long time, says Thomasgaard.

He believes the industry has to change in every aspect.

“We must look at how to more efficiently deliver a wide range of books to the most possible readers. It is very expensive to distribute books small and wide, says Thomasgaard
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Does Jo Nesbø have a duty?

He does not think “the best harvest of the times” can save the development.

“No, the harvest will be good, but it’s limited what it can do with the whole market being changing. It will not be easier to be publishers in the future, we will see that smaller volumes go out to the end customer. But there will always be room for the good releases.

Some say that the decline this half year is due to not joining Nesbø with a new Harry Hole book?

“We can not put all the blame there now. But it is clear that some releases, such as Nesbø Harry Hole, Jojo Moyes’ books and ‘Fifty Shades’, reach out to completely different groups than the traditional bookkeeper group. But neither is Nesbø near any of the volumes he had when he was at the top, says Thomasgaard, who believes the reasons for the decline are compounded.

There are many factors, but there is no doubt that sound streaming services have been successful. Something goes there, something goes for other entertainment. There are relatively more people sitting with the iPad than a book now. We compete with a sea of ​​other media.

… But we hear books

The audio book streaming service Storytel can announce new records during the summer vacation, and now have 100,000 subscribers. Asking about the audio book can “save” the book industry, says CEO Håkon Havik in Storytel.no:

Yes, audiobooks can be of great help to a book market in decline. In Sweden, the book market has begun to increase again due to audiobooks, and I hope the same can happen in Norway, says Havik.

Many believe the smaller publishers will notice the decline best, and publishing director Richard Aarø in the time is worried that trends in the market represent a lasting change.

And I think that is unfortunately the case. This means tougher times and we will have to fight even harder about the customer’s time in the future, says Aarø, who believes we will see an industry changing in the future.

– Yes, to the highest degree. Change will be everyday.

He believes that growth will come within new forms of distribution.

“This may be positive for readers, but the publishers’ finances are largely based on the sale of paper books at full price, and it is enough here that the decline is most noticeable,” says Aarø.

One who does not notice the turmoil is Kari Spjeldnæs, Deputy Director in Aschehoug, who is the owner of Norli Libris. She says to VG that there is little turmoil with them, but that they have registered that the total industry figures show a decline.

“It’s not new that the retail market fluctuates with the best sellers. Maybe a very hot summer also affected book sales, says Spjeldnæs.