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Ransomware

I've now received this email twice in the past four days:
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I am aware,&&&&&&& is your pass word.

I need your 100% attention for the up coming 24 hours, or I may make sure you that you live out of embarrassment for the rest of your lifetime.

Hi, you don't know me. However I know nearly anything about you. Your personal fb contact list, smartphone contacts and all the digital activity on your computer from previous 185 days.

And this includes, your masturbation video clips, which brings me to the main reason why I 'm composing this specific mail to you.

Well the last time you went to the porno web sites, my malware was triggered in your computer which ended up recording a beautiful video footage of your masturbation play by activating your web camera.
(you got a tremendously weird preference by the way lmao)

I have got the whole recording. If you feel I am playing around, simply reply proof and I will be forwarding the particular recording randomly to 12 people you recognize.

It might be your friend, co workers, boss, parents (I don't know! My software will randomly select the contact details).

Will you be able to look into anyone's eyes again after it? I question it...

Nonetheless, doesn't necessarily have to be that path.

I would like to make you a 1 time, non negotiable offer.

Buy $ 2000 in bitcoin and send them on the below address:

bc1***q833sk0525vuek2mprw3vj7dzjlfs55648673aw
[case sensitive copy & paste it, and remove *** from it]

(If you don't understand how, lookup how to purchase bitcoin. Do not waste my valuable time)

If you send this 'donation' (let's call this that?). Immediately after that, I will go away and never ever get in touch with you again. I will erase everything I've got about you. You may very well keep on living your ordinary day to day life with absolutely no fear.

You have got 1 day in order to do so. Your time starts as soon you go through this e-mail. I have an special program code that will alert me once you see this e-mail therefore do not attempt to act smart.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

&&&&&&&& was indeed the first password I used when I first set up the account, about 25 years ago. The laptop camera has been taped off for years.
All the antivirus and antimalware programs I have on the computer report nothing untoward, but I suspect that the originator, like the 419 scammers, will fish out and skin people who believe the threat.

Any experts on this sort of thing here?

(On advice, removed traces of old password. The damned thing was reused many times back when this means was powered by Pentium. I blame the young.)
 
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Don’t respond to them. Change your password and then forget about them. They are chancers looking for a bite.

I’m not an expert by the way but I’ve had similar emails in the past.
 

ABNredleg

War Hero
It’s a common scam. Your password was probably compromised on a different website and the sender purchased it on the dark web. It doesn’t mean your PC is compromised. I block hundreds of these every day.
 

dan_brown

War Hero
Your password was grabbed from a compromised site - you can check which sites using https://haveibeenpwned.com/

It's a very common scam these days, what should you do? Don't pay anything and don't think you've been hacked. Change your passwords and make sure you have different passwords for different sites - lastpass is good for this. Also:

 

Blogg

LE
What they said. Also:

Abuse and Spam Reporting

To report unlawful, abusive, unwanted or malicious emails that you find originating from an Outlook.com, Hotmail, Live or MSN account , please forward a complete copy of the abusive message (including the full message header) to

abuse@outlook.com.

Sending these types of communications is a violation of Microsoft policy and appropriate action will be taken on confirmed reports.

Also:

 

OneTenner

LE
Book Reviewer
Ignore, but check. Any other locations you use that username and / or password?
The mechanics of the scam are commonplace - short timescale, references to porn / embarrassment, hints at contacts lists and 'evidence' - and splitting words (pass word not password) or not using certain words to avoid spam filters. forward as an attachment to phish@office365.microsoft.com Hopefully it'll stop someone more gullible being fleeced.
 
Your password was grabbed from a compromised site - you can check which sites using https://haveibeenpwned.com/

It's a very common scam these days, what should you do? Don't pay anything and don't think you've been hacked. Change your passwords and make sure you have different passwords for different sites - lastpass is good for this. Also:

Very informative - thanks. Yep, I've used LastPass for years.
 
The Mrs has been hit with exactly the same scam message twice during the last week too.

Move to a different PC, log into alleged affected account change password. Then run a virus scanner on the original PC.

I have Duck Duck Go dropped onto my PC running over the top of my browser, I also used Nord VPN when doing specific foreign searches. I never get dodgy messages, offers for cheap viagara, or hot Russian wimmin wanting to meet me. Maybe I am missing out
 
I got one of these scam emails about 2 weeks back, there was only one flaw in his cunning plan... I don't have a webcam.
 
They've probably mailed out thousands of these, they're just hoping one or two of the recipients are daft/paranoid enough to pay up. They've got nothing, it's safe to ignore.

So - just how fucked up was the grot you were whacking it to? ;)
 

jg505

War Hero
All of the above.

My mate had exactly the same style email. Got himself into a bit of a pickle. I checked his email Addy at "haveIbeenpwned". Sure enough the one site he uses the quoted password was hacked a few years back.

Told him to change the password and to scan his PC, sure enough nothing was found.

I've been getting these style emails for years, telling me I've been filmed masterbating on various porn sites. Funny things is, I don't honestly visit any porn sites and there is no camera on my pc and the one on my laptop is disabled.
 
I've now received this email twice in the past four days:
View attachment 465996
I am aware, graphite, is your pass word.

I need your 100% attention for the up coming 24 hours, or I may make sure you that you live out of embarrassment for the rest of your lifetime.

Hi, you don't know me. However I know nearly anything about you. Your personal fb contact list, smartphone contacts and all the digital activity on your computer from previous 185 days.

And this includes, your masturbation video clips, which brings me to the main reason why I 'm composing this specific mail to you.

Well the last time you went to the porno web sites, my malware was triggered in your computer which ended up recording a beautiful video footage of your masturbation play by activating your web camera.
(you got a tremendously weird preference by the way lmao)

I have got the whole recording. If you feel I am playing around, simply reply proof and I will be forwarding the particular recording randomly to 12 people you recognize.

It might be your friend, co workers, boss, parents (I don't know! My software will randomly select the contact details).

Will you be able to look into anyone's eyes again after it? I question it...

Nonetheless, doesn't necessarily have to be that path.

I would like to make you a 1 time, non negotiable offer.

Buy $ 2000 in bitcoin and send them on the below address:

bc1***q833sk0525vuek2mprw3vj7dzjlfs55648673aw
[case sensitive copy & paste it, and remove *** from it]

(If you don't understand how, lookup how to purchase bitcoin. Do not waste my valuable time)

If you send this 'donation' (let's call this that?). Immediately after that, I will go away and never ever get in touch with you again. I will erase everything I've got about you. You may very well keep on living your ordinary day to day life with absolutely no fear.

You have got 1 day in order to do so. Your time starts as soon you go through this e-mail. I have an special program code that will alert me once you see this e-mail therefore do not attempt to act smart.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

'graphite' was indeed the first password I used when I first set up the account, about 25 years ago. The laptop camera has been taped off for years.
All the antivirus and antimalware programs I have on the computer report nothing untoward, but I suspect that the originator, like the 419 scammers, will fish out and skin people who believe the threat.

Any experts on this sort of thing here?

Have you thought about not wanking off to porn videos you dirty bastard?
 
Have you thought about not wanking off to porn videos you dirty bastard?

Perhaps going back to an earlier format would be safer, VHS, Cine 8 or one of "what the butler saw" machines perhaps. Reminds me of that excellent Steptoe & Son episode where Harold gets one and finds the original cards are still in it and then when he watches sees it is his dad featuring :)
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lextalionis

Old-Salt
One useful way of keeping track of whether your email/password combinations have been compromised is with Firefox Monitor. You enter your email address(es) and it keeps track of whether they have been compromised by hacking or data breaches. It's free (although Equifax offer the same service for $$$) and you don't need to enter your passwords, just your email address.

It looks like the people behind this scam have just combed information that's been in the hacker-domain for years, then email you with that password. I'd changed mine years ago!

ProtonVPN is your friend too: www.protonvpn.com Again, it's free.

As is ProtonMail: www.protonmail.com
 
One useful way of keeping track of whether your email/password combinations have been compromised is with Firefox Monitor. You enter your email address(es) and it keeps track of whether they have been compromised by hacking or data breaches. It's free (although Equifax offer the same service for $$$) and you don't need to enter your passwords, just your email address.

It looks like the people behind this scam have just combed information that's been in the hacker-domain for years, then email you with that password. I'd changed mine years ago!

ProtonVPN is your friend too: www.protonvpn.com Again, it's free.

As is ProtonMail: www.protonmail.com

Hopefully no-one stores passwords in plain text anymore, although of course password hashes are not really that secure, but at least with salted hashes wire sniffing for something to login with is not really viable.

So it still comes down then to keeping things secure, that I am less confident about.
 
Have you thought about not wanking off to porn videos you dirty bastard?

Seriously?

We're in lockdown, what else is there to do but eat, drink and **** like a belt fed wombat
 
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Guest
I've now received this email twice in the past four days:
View attachment 465996
I am aware, graphite, is your pass word.

I need your 100% attention for the up coming 24 hours, or I may make sure you that you live out of embarrassment for the rest of your lifetime.

Hi, you don't know me. However I know nearly anything about you. Your personal fb contact list, smartphone contacts and all the digital activity on your computer from previous 185 days.

And this includes, your masturbation video clips, which brings me to the main reason why I 'm composing this specific mail to you.

Well the last time you went to the porno web sites, my malware was triggered in your computer which ended up recording a beautiful video footage of your masturbation play by activating your web camera.
(you got a tremendously weird preference by the way lmao)

I have got the whole recording. If you feel I am playing around, simply reply proof and I will be forwarding the particular recording randomly to 12 people you recognize.

It might be your friend, co workers, boss, parents (I don't know! My software will randomly select the contact details).

Will you be able to look into anyone's eyes again after it? I question it...

Nonetheless, doesn't necessarily have to be that path.

I would like to make you a 1 time, non negotiable offer.

Buy $ 2000 in bitcoin and send them on the below address:

bc1***q833sk0525vuek2mprw3vj7dzjlfs55648673aw
[case sensitive copy & paste it, and remove *** from it]

(If you don't understand how, lookup how to purchase bitcoin. Do not waste my valuable time)

If you send this 'donation' (let's call this that?). Immediately after that, I will go away and never ever get in touch with you again. I will erase everything I've got about you. You may very well keep on living your ordinary day to day life with absolutely no fear.

You have got 1 day in order to do so. Your time starts as soon you go through this e-mail. I have an special program code that will alert me once you see this e-mail therefore do not attempt to act smart.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

'graphite' was indeed the first password I used when I first set up the account, about 25 years ago. The laptop camera has been taped off for years.
All the antivirus and antimalware programs I have on the computer report nothing untoward, but I suspect that the originator, like the 419 scammers, will fish out and skin people who believe the threat.

Any experts on this sort of thing here?
I replied back to one, saying "go for it".

Nothing happened, strangely.

I've sent you a PM, by the way.
 
Perhaps going back to an earlier format would be safer, VHS, Cine 8 or one of "what the butler saw" machines perhaps. Reminds me of that excellent Steptoe & Son episode where Harold gets one and finds the original cards are still in it and then when he watches sees it is his dad featuring :) View attachment 466028

As Steptoe got arrested for cottaging that even more disturbing.
 
Seriously?

We're in lockdown, what else is there to do but eat, drink and **** like a belt fed wombat

You wear a gimp mask like normal, decent respectable people.
 
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