Thousands of Tunisians have taken to the streets in recent weeks to call for extensive economic and social change in their country.
Killing dissent The attacks against some of the most vocal voices in the Tunisian cyber-community were sharp and swift.
Sofiene Chourabi, a journalist for magazine and blogger known for his unabashed criticism of the Tunisian authorities, has been unable to recover his email and Facebook accounts after they were hijacked several days ago.
Most international news organisations have no presence in the country (and, some say, a lack of interest in the protests).
Media posted online by Tunisian web activists has been some of the only material that has slipped through the blackout, even if their videos and photos haven't generated quite the same enthusiastic coverage by Western media as the Iranian protest movement did in 2009.
Scammers may use carefully prepared webcam images or footage of themselves which may initially seem flattering, but can increasingly become coercive and explicit.
They steadily increase pressure on you to participate, which they record and later threaten to distribute online.The first attempted hijacking of his Facebook account happened last week."My personal account on the Facebook, including around 4200 friends, was exposed to failed hacking attempt last Friday, but I quickly recovered it after an unidentified person had taken control of it," he told Al Jazeera.Eventually, they may ask you to join a Skype (video) call with them.During the video call the scammer may attempt to lead you into participating in intimate, sexual activity or nudity, which can later be used to blackmail you.بجانب المواد الخبرية التي تتفق مع مبادئ الموضوعية وأخلاق الصحافة.ociété Digital Media Company (DMC).