Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Extortion emails incoming!

Please be aware that extortion emails that include an hacked password are being reported. These messages will use the subject line to catch your attention by including your username along with a hacked password.

The extortion message follows a template.

I do know blahblahpassword is your password. Lets get directly to the point. You do not know me and you're most likely thinking why you're getting this mail? None has paid me to check about you.

Well, I setup a software on the porn site and do you know what, you visited this site to have fun (you know what I mean). When you were viewing videos, your web browser began functioning as a Remote Desktop that has a keylogger which provided me accessibility to your screen and web cam. Just after that, my software obtained all your contacts from your Messenger, social networks, and email.

You have just two choices. Let us read these types of options in particulars:

Very first solution is to skip this message. In this case, I most certainly will send your very own video clip to almost all of your contacts and thus just think concerning the disgrace you will get. Moreover if you happen to be in a relationship, exactly how it is going to affect?

Second alternative will be to give me $7000. I will think of it as a donation. As a consequence, I most certainly will quickly discard your video footage. You could resume your daily life like this never occurred and you surely will never hear back again from me.

You will make the payment through Bitcoin (if you don't know this, search "how to buy bitcoin" in Google search engine).

Should you are planning on going to the cop, anyway, this email message can not be traced back to me. I have covered my actions. I am just not looking to charge a fee so much, I just want to be compensated. You have one day in order to make the payment. I've a unique pixel within this mail, and now I know that you have read this email message. If I do not receive the BitCoins, I will certainly send your video to all of your contacts including close relatives, colleagues, and so on. Nonetheless, if I receive the payment, I'll destroy the recording right away. If you need evidence, reply Yea and I will certainly send your video to your 7 contacts. It is a non-negotiable offer, therefore please do not waste my personal time & yours by responding to this email.

By including a valid password, the extortionist aims to establish legitimacy. A few of the details are technically possible such as an RDP attack or recording from the webcam.

If the extortionist had done any of this then, they would name the specific porn site or provide images from the webcam.

If you receive this message, please do the following:

  • immediately change your password for any site where you used the hacked password;
  • send its@manhattan.edu the extortion message including the full headers using these directions;
  • and, sign up for data breach notifications at haveibeenpwned.com by clicking the "Notify me" link at the top of the page.

Additionally if you receive this type of message you can report it to the FBI using Internet Crime Complaint Center website.

Thankfully, this is appears to be an automated message using email addresses and hacked passwords. But if the extortionists were assiduous then, they would include pictures from social media accounts or from friends' social media accounts.

Sextortion is a horrible crime. The FBI's sextortion news page shows a sample of how awful it can be. If a loved one is a victim of sextortion please report it to the FBI 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324).