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    Nasty email. Advice, please!

    I woke this morning to find a new email sitting in my In Box:

    I know, XXXXXXXXX, is your password. You don't know me and you're thinking why you received this e mail, right?

    Well, I actually placed a malware on the porn website and guess what, you visited this web site to have fun (you know what I mean). While you were watching the video, your web browser acted as a RDP (Remote Desktop) and a keylogger which provided me access to your display screen and webcam. Right after that, my software gathered all your contacts from your Messenger, Facebook account, and email account.

    What exactly did I do?

    I made a split-screen video. First part recorded the video you were viewing (you've got a fine taste haha), and next part recorded your webcam (Yep! It's you doing nasty things!).

    What should you do?

    Well, I believe, $1900 is a fair price for our little secret. You'll make the payment via Bitcoin to the below address (if you don't know this, search "how to buy bitcoin" in Google).

    BTC Address:
    bc1q9tr9r6upskz3alyaaytysw6tdj50pa3m65du36
    (It is cAsE sensitive, so copy and paste it)

    Important:

    You have 24 hours in order to make the payment. (I have an unique pixel within this email message, and right now I know that you have read this email). If I don't get the payment, I will send your video to all of your contacts including relatives, coworkers, and so forth. Nonetheless, if I do get paid, I will erase the video immidiately. If you want evidence, reply with "Yes!" and I will send your video recording to your 5 friends. This is a non-negotiable offer, so don't waste my time and yours by replying to this email.

    Gustie


    I know, XXXXXXXXX, is your password. You don't know me and you're thinking why you received this e mail, right?


    Well, I actually placed a malware on the porn website and guess what, you visited this web site to have fun (you know what I mean). While you were watching the video, your web browser acted as a RDP (Remote Desktop) and a keylogger which provided me access
    to your display screen and webcam. Right after that, my software gathered all your contacts from your Messenger, Facebook account, and email account.


    What exactly did I do?

    I made a split-screen video. First part recorded the video you were viewing (you've got a fine taste haha), and next part recorded your webcam (Yep! It's you doing nasty things!).


    What should you do?

    Well, I believe, $1900 is a fair price for our little secret. You'll make the payment via Bitcoin to the below address (if you don't know this, search "how to buy bitcoin" in Google).


    BTC Address:
    bc1q9tr9r6upskz3alyaaytysw6tdj50pa3m65du36
    (It is cAsE sensitive, so copy and paste it)

    Important:

    You have 24 hours in order to make the payment. (I have an unique pixel within this email message, and right now I know that you have read this email). If I don't get the payment, I will send your video to all of your contacts including relatives, coworkers,
    and so forth. Nonetheless, if I do get paid, I will erase the video immidiately. If you want evidence, reply with "Yes!" and I will send your video recording to your 5 friends. This is a non-negotiable offer, so don't waste my time and yours by replying to
    this email.

    Gustie

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    1. report the email to the appropriate authorities immediately...
    2. set up a new email account for your current contact list and inform all the old email has been discontinued...
    3. in the event the threat is real, grow a mustache, shave your head, wear dark sunglasses...and stay away from the gardener...
    Majestically enthroned amid the vulgar herd

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    It's a common spam / scam email, just ignore it.

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    reply yes and ask if he can upload it to you pornhub channel so you can monetise the video

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    1. The password quoted (redacted here) is/was one of my passwords, together with the Hotmail address which received the message. I used it for 2 sites: AirAsia and Facebook.
    2. I updated these sites' passwords some time back. Probably the last time it was keyed on my computer would be a year or so back, at the time I upgraded to more secure passwords.
    3. I run Firefox, set to never remember passwords.
    4. I run AVG and Malwarebytes, only the free versions.
    5. I am an infrequent visitor to porn sites, nothing in the past month or more.

    So, what to do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    1. report the email to the appropriate authorities immediately...
    The message came from an Outlook.com address and was sent to my Hotmail account. So the appropriate authority here is Microsoft?

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    I got the same. I just deleted it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    1. The password quoted (redacted here) is/was one of my passwords, together with the Hotmail address which received the message. I used it for 2 sites: AirAsia and Facebook.
    2. I updated these sites' passwords some time back. Probably the last time it was keyed on my computer would be a year or so back, at the time I upgraded to more secure passwords.
    3. I run Firefox, set to never remember passwords.
    4. I run AVG and Malwarebytes, only the free versions.
    5. I am an infrequent visitor to porn sites, nothing in the past month or more.

    So, what to do?
    As Ant said, it's a common spamming/scamming email.

    Sextortion Scam Uses Recipient’s Hacked Passwords — Krebs on Security

    I got the same a while back in my spam folder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    1. The password quoted (redacted here) is/was one of my passwords, together with the Hotmail address which received the message. I used it for 2 sites: AirAsia and Facebook.

    Did you use the passwords on any machines other than your own?
    Do you have a webcam? Do you have it pointing at you all the time?

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    It's a common scam. There is no video of you jerking off. The fact that you do is just a happy coincidence.

    Ignore it.

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    Report as phishing scam.

    I get these through my hotmail account and have parental settings on my web service provider.
    That means no porn,no exam cheats and no bomb making recipes etc.

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    Thanks to all.
    The password quoted is very old. Presumably it was grabbed through a hack on one of the websites.
    I shall ignore. And hope.

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    Hell, I would completely ignore this. I presume this was in your junk mail.

    So just block and ignore. These folks work on volume. They will find enough suckers who fall for this shit without persuing a fine upstanding gent like yours truly.

    Fuck them.

    Carry on and take care.

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    Next time you're "viewing" such websites, to be on the safe side, it might be wise to deposit the images in the wank bank (see Betty's thread from a couple of weeks ago) before making a withdrawal at a later time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    Advice, please!
    Cover your webcam when meeting Palmela Handerson and her 5 sisters.

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    Why I have a piece of tape over my notebook camera.

    On the plus side the email is probably from your gardener?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    Next time you're "viewing" such websites, to be on the safe side, it might be wise to deposit the images in the wank bank (see Betty's thread from a couple of weeks ago) before making a withdrawal at a later time.
    Very ahem, handy advice. Also, never masturbate in front of a "smart" tv. Or Alexa..

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    Or grandparents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjack101 View Post
    I got the same. I just deleted it.
    I got 2 during last year. I don't have a webcam

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    1. The password quoted (redacted here) is/was one of my passwords, together with the Hotmail address which received the message. I used it for 2 sites: AirAsia and Facebook.
    2. I updated these sites' passwords some time back. Probably the last time it was keyed on my computer would be a year or so back, at the time I upgraded to more secure passwords.
    3. I run Firefox, set to never remember passwords.
    4. I run AVG and Malwarebytes, only the free versions.
    5. I am an infrequent visitor to porn sites, nothing in the past month or more.

    So, what to do?
    Two things:

    You say it was an old password, so it's obviously been involved in a breach at some stage. Go to this website and put in your email address, and it will tell you where.

    haveibeenpwned.com

    Obviously if there are any accounts you have forgotten about, you might want to go and delete the account or reset the password.

    All of this data comes from dumps on the dark web or sites like PasteBin, which is where the hackers get it from and then chance their arm that you have knocked one out to a bit of goat porn.

    I even had a mate ring me in a panic about one of these until I reminded him that his steam driven laptop didn't actually have a webcam.

    The second part - the email - is a bit different. It's pointless doing anything with it because it's probably fake; all they are interested in is the Bitcoin payment, they don't give a fuck about whether you want to email them or not.

    It's just not worth the effort.

    Just delete the fucking thing.

    And invest in something like this.

    https://www.amazon.com/Computer-Smar...6498269&sr=8-3


    Oh, and passwords:

    Use a unique, complex password on important accounts, and two-factor authentication where you can (using a second factor like an SMS or an Authenticator app; Microsoft has one, so does Google).

    Using the same password on every site is really fucking dumb unless you don't give a shit about them being compromised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Go to this website and put in your email address, and it will tell you where.

    haveibeenpwned.com
    Interesting site, thanks. It indicated 3 problems on my hotmail account, only one of which mentioned password compromise, and that was LinkedIn, where I have a unique password, not the one that prompted this thread. So I will go and change that.

    Meanwhile, I count that I have 108 passwords. I found a couple of duplicates. So that is my next job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post

    And invest in something like this.

    https://www.amazon.com/Computer-Smar...6498269&sr=8-3
    I invested in a piece of folded cardboard that was once part of the packaging around a tin of Ayams Sardines in Olive Oil. Crude but effective. So long as I remember after a few dry martinis where I put it.

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    Ask for your money back.

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    PM sent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    Cover your webcam when meeting Palmela Handerson and her 5 sisters.
    There's 6 of them?




    Change your passwords...

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