Bitcoin Email Hacker Scam
By Ruth Barringham
Six days ago I received the following email:
You may not know me and you are probably wondering why you are getting this e mail, right?
I’m a hacker who cracked your email and devices a few months ago.
Do not try to contact me or find me, it is impossible, since I sent you an email from YOUR hacked account.
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 Control) having a keylogger which gave me accessibility to your screen and web cam.
After that, my software program obtained all information.
You entered a passwords on the websites you visited, and I intercepted it.
Of course you can will change it, or already changed it.
But it doesn’t matter, my malware updated it every time.
What did I do?
I backuped device. All files 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.
exactly what should you do?
Well, in my opinion, $1000 (USD) 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).
My Bitcoin wallet Address:
(It is cAsE sensitive, so copy and paste it)
You have 48 hour in order to make the payment. (I’ve a unique pixel in this e mail, and at this moment I know that you have read through this email message).
To track the reading of a message and the actions in it, I use the facebook pixel.
Thanks to them. (Everything that is used for the authorities can help us.) 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.
Now for all intents and purposes, it did look as though it had come from my own email address.
But when I looked at the souce code, I could see it came from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now normally I wouldn't publish someone else's email address, but in this case I feel justified because it is the email address of a dirty, little scammer.
I could tell that it was a scam straight away because my email account hadn't been hacked and I don't watch porn so there is no way they could have recorded me watching it.
Also, my computer had just come back from the shop after my newly installed operating system had been corrupted so my computer had only just had a complete checkup and a new operating system installed so I DEFINITELY knew that there was no hacker or malware in my computer.
I also noted that they said that they had intercepted passwords that I'd used in online accounts, but I didn't believe that. Why? Because if they had, they would have said what the passwords were as proof that they knew them.
Also after a quick Google search, I found out that millions of other people had received the same, or extremely similar, email.
But the odd thing about most of their reactions, was that they were worried that the information in the email was true.
So I had to wonder, just how many people watch online porn?
So if you are the unfortunate recipient of a blackmailing email like this one, ignore it.
And if you feel threatened by it, maybe you should stop watching porn. :)
I've just received the exact same email and it's only just over a week since the first one.
Only this time it's addressed to my email address at this website and the Bitcoin Wallet number is different, as is the sender's email address, which is now email@example.com.
Now I just have to wonder how many times am I going to receive this stupid email?
It's now 3 hours since I received the second email and now I've received another only this time is from firstname.lastname@example.org.
So I've now banned this email from coming through by setting up filters on my email accounts at my websites. So now if any more come through, they'll be blocked and deleted without me even seeing them.
It makes me wonder though, how many people think they've seen me watching porn? According to the number of emails I received, three.
When you get this many emails about the same thing, you know it's a scam. Especially when you're not even a porn watcher. LOL.