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Old 10-16-2018, 02:00 AM   #1
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Received a worrying e-mail, next steps?

I received an e-mail from a complete stranger an hour ago saying this:

It seems that, XXXXXXX - is your password. You may not know me and you are probably wondering why you got this e-mail, right?

Actually, I setup a malware on the adult vids (porno) web-site and guess what, you visited this site to have fun (you know what I mean). While you were watching videos, your internet browser started out functioning as a RDP (Remote Desktop) having a keylogger which gave me accessibility to your screen and web cam. After that, my software program obtained all of your contacts from your Messenger, FB, as well as email.

What exactly did I do?

I backuped phone. All the photo, video and contacts.
I created a double-screen video, 1st part shows the video you were watching (you’ve got a good taste haha ...), and 2nd part shows the recording of your web cam.

What exactly should you do?

Well, I think, $800 is a fair price for our little secret. You’ll make the payment by Bitcoin (if you do not know this, search “how to buy bitcoin” in Google).

BTC Address: 1BARBfTXdwaRenZjcG8t2LAsbQm6abfw13
(It is cAsE sensitive, so you should copy and paste it)

Important:
You have TWO days(48 h) in order to make the payment. (I have a unique pixel in this e mail, and at tis moment I know that you have read through this email message). If I do not get the BitCoins, I will certainly send out your video recording to all of your contacts including relatives, coworkers, and so on. Having said that, if I receive the payment - I’ll destroy the video immediately. If you want evidence, reply with “Yes!” and I'll send out your video recording to your 6 contacts. It is a non-negotiable offer, so don’t waste my and yours personal time by responding to this message.

(XXXXX part is my actual password on most sites I use) will changing all my passwords on all my sites be enough here? I'm obviously not going to send him the money just mainly worried about accounts I have money on like betting accounts, stars account etc.
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Old 10-16-2018, 06:26 AM   #2
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Re: Received a worrying e-mail, next steps?

Hello,

I registered at this site just to reply to you. I have received the IDENTICAL mail, except my password was an old one I used to use, but no longer.

Please check here : https://haveibeenpwned.com/

He is a Spanish man , possibly this dude https://twitter.com/JOSSAN_13 but possibly not, who sent these mails from his iPad - I have been trying to track and trace from the Google message code.

Funny thing is - I haven't watched porn in quite a while, and he gives no actual details. I suggest changing passwords for everything and get Eset Smart Security 30-day trial to check your PC / Laptop is not infected with anything, but I doubt it. (It's a very good A/V with Webcam protection).

You see, these hackers buy these exploited lists from hacked sites with people Username/Password combo's and use a program to send mass mails to them - he must be getting buttloads of bitcoin, I dunno.

Trust me, I understand the fear, and I received the email at 01:14 my time this morning. DO NOT REPLY TO HIM.
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Old 10-16-2018, 06:28 AM   #3
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Re: Received a worrying e-mail, next steps?

I found this too : http://www.forum.tweaks.pl/Uwaga-na-...CAM%5D-t63218/

In English, it goes as follows (from google translate) :

"It is a scam, hackers certainly did not get a password based on the content we viewed, nor did they install any viruses that intercepted passwords. The source of leakage can be discredited web portals, whose user data stolen and sold at Darknet auctions.

My password has been compromised - what should I do in this situation?


Be sure to change the password to our websites if they overlap with what has been stolen. The password must be secure, at least 8 characters, including special characters and numbers.
Check the source of the leak at: https://haveibeenpwned.com/
It's best to change the e-mail address, this source of leakage can be used many times by various hackers who bought a stolen database

I will add comfort to the fact that the case concerned an easy password from 10 years ago, but it is difficult to answer when it was actually hacked. First of all, if you used Facebook with a compromised password, it is worth checking the last logins to your account on fb."
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Old 10-16-2018, 02:02 PM   #4
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Re: Received a worrying e-mail, next steps?

Super easy to combine an email with a password from the dozens of dumps. Just make sure you don’t use that pw anymore. Get a pw manager and don’t reuse passwords.
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Old 10-16-2018, 02:04 PM   #5
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Cheers folks, will do that
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Old 10-17-2018, 04:59 AM   #6
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Re: Received a worrying e-mail, next steps?

Right, let's clear some of this nonsense up.
  • Variations of this email are a VERY common scam at the moment.
  • No-one has got a keylogger on your machine or video from your webcam or anything like that.
  • Your password has been harvested from a previous leak. Yes, you can check your email address at haveibeenpwned.com to get an idea of leaks where your data has been compromised (they will almost certainly include LinkedIn and/or Yahoo). If it doesn't feature here though that doesn't really tell you much: it just means that your details have been harvested from a breach that isn't yet known to Troy Hunt.
  • If the password in your email matches your current password, then there are two further observations. First, the scammer got lucky. Don't read anything into it. Second, you're (probably) an idiot - most of the sources of these passwords (e.g. the breaches I mentioned) are very old indeed. There is no way you should still be using passwords that were compromised that long ago (never mind on multiple sites).
  • Last, trying to identify the sender of a message is insane. These are NOT all being sent by some Spanish guy that our amateur detective thinks he identified. Please ignore that. They are being sent out, tens of thousands at a time, from spam factories. There are many scammers employing the same technique at the moment, and many variations on the theme.

In short, the advice:
  1. Ignore the message
  2. Do not click on anything
  3. Do not stress
  4. Do not even think about sending BTC

AND FFS:
  • STOP USING THE SAME PASSWORD ON MULTIPLE SITES
  • CHANGE YOUR PASSWORDS ON ALL ACCOUNTS THAT USE THIS COMPROMISED ONE
  • CHANGE ASSOCIATED DETAILS SUCH AS RESET QUESTIONS ETC ON THOSE ACCOUNTS
  • START USING 2-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION WHEREVER IT IS AVAILABLE; and
  • START LEARNING THE BASICS OF ONLINE SECURITY.
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Old 10-17-2018, 05:00 AM   #7
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PS "8 characters including special characters and numbers" is NOT a very secure password. Please do more than that.
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Old 10-17-2018, 02:34 PM   #8
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Re: Received a worrying e-mail, next steps?

Cheers mate, was only worried about a couple of betting sites with money in them where I used that password the e-mail said - i've changed them now.
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Old 10-17-2018, 10:14 PM   #9
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quit the porn
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Old 10-17-2018, 10:19 PM   #10
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Quote:
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quit the porn
Can't get enough of Bailey Brooke mate
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