I’ve seen a few of these recently. It’s an email from someone claiming to be a hacker and claiming to have hacked your accounts. And of course they ask for money.
The email is generic, they send the same email to millions of people hoping to catch someone gullable. And in an interesting twist, sometimes they show you your password in the email. What they’ve done is find a dump of real hacked accounts (from another hacker) and send everyone on the list an email asking for money.
Here’s one such email:
Your system was compromised! To show you i have FULL access to your device i sent you this message from YOUR own account (___). You need to read this COMPLETE email to find out how this happened and what to do about it.
You visit xxx sites fairly often, one of these websites was inserted by my computer virus. This virus installed onto your system, granting me FULL access to your device. I download all your email and social media contacts and all your data to my server.
Also, from time to time i activated your camera and recorded some nice videos of you while you “pleased” yourself watching xxx sites. You are probably thinking “what now?”…. read on i will let you know what to do.
I could forward all the nasty videos i have of you to all your email and social media contacts but i guess you don’t want that. This would have a very negative impact on your social life and on your relationship with your loved ones.
Below you will find my bitcoin address (copy the whole address without spaces), if you pay me $620 USD i will delete all the content i have on you from my server, close the virus backdoor on your computer and you will never hear from me again, this is the only option you have if you want to keep living your life without the disgrace of all your contacts and loved ones watching the dirty videos i have recorded.
When you opened this email my system activated a timer, from now you have just 8 hours to perform this transaction, do NOT think you will be granted more time… 8 hours is 8 hours so you better do it right now.
If you don’t know how to purchase bitcoins, use any search engine, it is very easy.
My bitcoin address:
Your time is counting!
As with most scams, the email is full of gramatical errors. Just delete the email if you come across one of these.
And if you see the version with your real password shown, it means you need to change your passwords now. And also delete the email, never reply to it.
Update: Here’s another variation of the same scam. Again, nothing in this email is true, delete the email if you receive one.
This is important information for you!
Some months ago I hacked your system and got full access to your acc
On day of hack your acc has password:
So, you can change the password, yes.. Or already changed… But my bad soft intercepts it every time.
How I made it:
In the software of the router, through which you went online, was a vulnerability. I used it…
If you interested you can read about it: CVE-2019-1670 – a vulnerability in the web-based management interface of the Cisco routers. I just hacked this router and placed my bad soft on it. When you went online, my trojan was installed on the OS of your system.
After that, I made a full backup of your computer (I have all your address book, history of viewing sites, all files, phone numbers and addresses of all your contacts).
A month ago, I wanted to lock your computer and ask for a not big amount of btc to unlock.But I looked at the web-history that you regularly visit, and I was shocked by what I saw!!! I’m talk you about web-sites for adults.
I want to say – you are a BIG pervert. Your fantasy is shifted far away from the normal course!
And I got an idea…. I made a screenshot of the adult web-page where you have fun (do you understand what it is about, huh?))). After that, I made a screenshot of your joys (using the camera of your computer) and glued them together. Turned out amazing! You are so spectacular!
I’m know that you would not like to show these screenshots to your friends, relatives or colleagues. I think $528 is a very, very small amount for our secret. Besides, I have been spying on you for so long, having spent a lot of time!
Pay ONLY in Bitcoins! My btc wallet:
You do not know how to use bitcoins? Enter a query in any search platform: “how to replenish btc wallet”. It’s extremely easy
For this payment I give you two days (48 hours). As soon as this letter is opened, the timer will work.
After payment, my malware and dirty screenshots with your enjoys will be self-destruct automatically. If I do not receive from you the specified amount, then your device will be locked, and all your contacts will receive a screenshots with your “enjoys”.
I hope you understand your situation.
Do not try to find and destroy my malware! (All your data, files and screenshots is already uploaded to a remote server)
Do not try to contact me (you yourself will see that this is impossible, the sender address is automatically generated)
Various security services will not help you; formatting a disk or destroying a device will not help, since your data is already on a remote server.
P.S. You are not my single victim. so, I guarantee you that I will not disturb you again after payment! This is the word of honor hacker Do not hold evil! I just good do my job. Good luck.