Cyber sex money
Not only are popular global porn websites host to such live telecasting but increasing demand has made many Indian websites host such videos.Experts say that although operating porn websites are illegal in India, people register and host it in places like Panama to avoid the police net.
Such acts were videoed online by the extortionists, typically from images sent by webcams attached to the user’s computer devices.
All the money is paid through tips or tokens allocated by viewers in crypocurrency.
In one day, a couple can make anywhere between Rs 35,000-60,000 (£433-£743). There are writers, video/picture uploaders and live streamers,' explained Deep Shanker, a cyber expert.'They customise their content as per the latest trends and demand to get more eyeballs, which means more money.
The issue came to light after a Hyderabad-based software engineer was arrested for secretly live-streaming sex with his wife on a porn site for six months.
'In this case, the wife was unaware of the act but thousands of Indians have willingly made this illegal profession their full-time job,' a senior enforcement agency said.