The news came hours after she performed in a Halloween-themed pornographic webcam show.

Device makers needed to be held accountable, he said.

"People feel like it is their device and they should be able to trust it.

He said this scam was the kind of threat that worried and scared society."It is an example of how sophisticated the attacks on the internet are now."CERT had not seen evidence of video footage so it did not know whether or not the threat was real or "opportunistic".

It warned any one who received the blackmail email to not pay the $500 ransom because hackers were known to keep demanding more money.

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Internet NZ deputy chief executive Andrew Cushen gave the same advice.

"You should put a bit of tape over your webcam when you are not using it." Cushen urged consumers to ask computer retailers more questions about the security of devices with cameras when purchasing them.

READ MORE: * Ashley Madison blackmail threat to Auckland man * Wanna Cry ransomware victims told not to pay up by Cert NZ * How to protect your computer against the latest ransomware attack Netsafe spokeswoman Elizabeth Maddison said hackers could easily install the malware to secretly film if someone using a computer visited an infected website, opened an infected file or in some cases watched a video.

She said Netsafe did not know what websites were compromised but it understood that the scam did not relate to adult websites themselves."They are recordings that were able to be taken as a result of malware that had been installed on the target's computer."She said people visiting adult websites should physically cover their webcam lenses.

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