Recently I stumbled on email scam. It’s very interesting, because the scammers use bitcoin cryptocurrency. The scammers claim they know the “secrets” and have access to the e-mail account and social media accounts. If you got such an e-mail, you can change the password to the e-mail account and ask (just in case) if there was any break-in to your server.
Below is the content of the email:
I’m a member of an international hacker group.
As you could probably have guessed, your account [email address here] was hacked, because I sent message you from your account.
Now I have access to all your accounts!
For example, your password for [email address here]
Within a period from July 31, 2018 to October 3, 2018, you were infected by the virus we’ve created, through an adult website you’ve visited.
So far, we have access to your messages, social media accounts, and messengers.
Moreover, we’ve gotten full damps of these data.
We are aware of your little and big secrets…yeah, you do have them. We saw and recorded your doings on porn websites. Your tastes are so weird, you know..
But the key thing is that sometimes we recorded you with your webcam, syncing the recordings with what you watched!
I think you are not interested show this video to your friends, relatives, and your intimate one…
Transfer $800 to our Bitcoin wallet: 1F5csJmyf3yJs5s25tZmYKoFXznR452er9
If you don’t know about Bitcoin please input in Google “buy BTC”. It’s really easy.
I guarantee that after that, we’ll erase all your “data” 🙂
A timer will start once you read this message. You have 48 hours to pay the above-mentioned amount.
Your data will be erased once the money are transferred.
If they are not, all your messages and videos recorded will be automatically sent to all your contacts found on your devices at the moment of infection.
You should always think about your security.
We hope this case will teach you to keep secrets.
Take care of yourself.”
It seems that the fraudsters use ignorance of webmaster. At the beginning, I checked the bitcoin address on this page. It shows: “Scam Alert: This address has been reported as fraudulent (9 times).”
How do you think how many people can be fooled? Please don’t pay these scammers.