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Ransomware

Crazy_Chester

Old-Salt
I've now received this email twice in the past four days:
View attachment 465996
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.)

I got the same thing last week, with the password being one I used since 2008 on various sites.
 

Joshua Slocum

LE
Book Reviewer
I had a new one this evening, before letting the computer download emails, i sign on to BT and check for scam mails and then block them
a parcel from DPD could not be delivered due to incorrect address
I looked at the sender info and it ended with a load of random number then telenet . BE
another scam
I am willing to bet that more than a few people fall for it at this time of year
link to info about scam
I did try to report it to the government emaila ddy but that does not send either ?

 
The old Nigerian 419 scam. I like it when they phone you and tell you your windows is hacked. Tell them you are using Linux, they **** off in a hurry.
 
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
the best way is to use a password manager to generate a unique password for every site.
 
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