In most cases, the cyber bully knows the victim in real life, and collects his/her information that way.For instance, the two might study at the same school, or live very close to one another.The cyberbully seeks to intimidate or emotionally abuse the victim by exploiting a perceived flaw, such as being overweight.
Once he settles on a target, the cybercriminal seeks to obtain leverage.
An easily obtainable one are intimate recordings, such as sex acts or other explicit material.
The only way out is for the victim to pay to keep the secret.
But paying up won’t guarantee the attacker will keep his side of the bargain.
If the information is “controversial” (for teenage standards at least), he then shares it in their social network, such as a school or neighborhood.