My post last April about the Bitcoin blackmail letter in my mailbox has become popular. In the last couple of days a new scam has emerged in which emailers use emails and passwords stolen in hacks to scare the crap out of recipients. In fact, I actually placed a malware on the adult vids porno website and guess what, you visited this site to experience fun you know what I mean. While you were watching videos, your browser began operating as a RDP Remote control Desktop having a key logger which provided me access to your display screen and also cam. Immediately after that, my software gathered all your contacts from your Messenger, FB, as well as email.
Photo credit: Shutterstock. Online scammers have been innovating of late. And yet the claims that the hackers have stolen passwords and obtained access to webcams appear to be lies. The perpetrators of this particular deception have simply collected passwords from previous data breach leaks. According to a Netherlands-based security researcher who goes by the name SecGuru, there are two variants of the spam email.
We continue to receive reports of emails that threaten to send videos of their victims to their contacts unless the victims send them hundreds of dollars in bitcoins within 48 hours. My nickname in darknet is des I hacked this mailbox more than six months ago. Through it I infected your operating system with a virus trojan created by me and have been monitoring you for a long time.
The missive threatens to release the video to all your contacts unless you pay a Bitcoin ransom. The new twist? The basic elements of this sextortion scam email have been around for some time, and usually the only thing that changes with this particular message is the Bitcoin address that frightened targets can use to pay the amount demanded. But this one begins with an unusual opening salvo:.