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Password Porn Blackmail Scam

A number of people have recently been receiving emails similar to the following:

******** is your pass word. Lets get straight to purpose. None has compensated me to check you. You may not know me and you’re most likely wondering why you are getting this e-mail?

In fact, I actually setup a software on the adult vids (pornography) web site and do you know what, you visited this site to experience fun (you know what I mean). When you were viewing video clips, your web browser began working as a Remote control Desktop having a keylogger which provided me accessibility to your display screen and also web cam. Immediately after that, my software obtained your entire contacts from your Messenger, Facebook, and email . After that I created a double-screen video. First part displays the video you were watching (you’ve got a nice taste lol . . .), and next part displays the recording of your web camera, yeah it is you.

You have a pair of possibilities. Shall we study these types of choices in aspects:

1st alternative is to neglect this e-mail. As a result, I will send your very own recorded material to every one of your personal contacts and consider concerning the awkwardness you will definitely get. Keep in mind in case you are in an affair, precisely how it will affect?

Number two option is to compensate me $1000. We are going to regard it as a donation. Consequently, I most certainly will quickly eliminate your video recording. You could go on your way of life like this never took place and you are never going to hear back again from me.

You will make the payment via Bitcoin (if you don’t know this, search “how to buy bitcoin” in Google).

BTC Address to send to: 1AVx8BnH4mHBYeRKAuYKaYSYmFbMn8vcbk
[case-SENSITIVE, copy & paste it]

If you have been thinking of going to the authorities, look, this email message cannot be traced back to me. I have covered my steps. I am also not attempting to charge you so much, I would like to be compensated. I’ve a specific pixel within this e mail, and right now I know that you have read this email message. You have one day in order to pay. If I don’t receive the BitCoins, I will, no doubt send out your video to all of your contacts including members of your family, colleagues, and so forth. Nonetheless, if I receive the payment, I’ll erase the recording right away. This is a non:negotiable offer, thus please don’t waste my time & yours by responding to this mail. If you want proof, reply with Yes and I definitely will send your video to your 7 friends.

Should I worry about this email Blackmail Scam?

Is this something you should worry about? The answer is “yes” and “no”!

Techlicious.com said:

A number of people have posted in the comments that they received a version of the email which includes a real password they’ve used in the past. Does this mean that they should be concerned? The answer is No and Yes. No, you shouldn’t be concerned that your computer was hacked and you were actually filmed watching porn – it’s still a scam. But, yes, you should be concerned that your password has been leaked through a data breach. Security researcher Troy Hunt has uncovered more then 500 million passwords leaked through these breaches. That password in the email was likely one of them.

If it is still an active password for you, the scam email should be a big wake up call that you need to ensure you are using unique and secure passwords for every one of your accounts. We strongly recommend a password manager like Dashlane or 1Password , which will automatically check your passwords to see if they have been revealed in a breach and help you create unique, secure ones for every site.

Other Tips

  1. Do not open email attachments that you do not know the origin of – especially html and PDF attachments. A known scam is one with the attachment “Invoice”. Email attachments are one of the primary ways hackers use to install malware on your computer, which could turn this fake malware scam into a very real one.
  2. Do not use the same password for every log in that you have.
  3. Do scan your computer often to ensure your computer is safe and secure.
  4. Hover over links in the email, if they say one thing but when you hover you see a different address, DELETE!

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About Denise van der Merwe

Online Strategist and Web Designer passionate about user-friendly design, responsive websites, small businesses, startups and her family.

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