Another Day, Another Extortion Phishing Scam….. Don’t Fall Victim To It!

Today, I am going to expose another extortion phishing scam email. And for the record, I will keep shining a light on these and others who try to take advantage of honest hard working people because cockroaches like them hate the light. Like the last four extortion phishing scams that I told you about in the last few months, this one again plays on the fact that you might have surfed for porn and that you might of done something else related to that. In other words, it is playing on your guilt about doing things that you perhaps should not be doing. Here’s the text of the latest scam email that I came across:

Hello!

My nickname in darknet is kevan45.

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.

So, your password from <Email redacted>  is <password redacted>

Even if you changed the password after that – it does not matter, my virus intercepted all the caching data on your computer and automatically saved access for me.

I have access to all your accounts, social networks, email, browsing history.

Accordingly, I have the data of all your contacts, files from your computer, photos and videos.

I was most struck by the intimate content sites that you occasionally visit. You have a very wild imagination, I tell you!

During your pastime and entertainment there, I took screenshot through the camera of your device, synchronizing with what you are watching.

Oh my god! You are so funny and excited!

I think that you do not want all your contacts to get these files, right? If you are of the same opinion, then I think that $811 is quite a fair price to destroy the dirt I created. Send the above amount on my BTC wallet (bitcoin): <Bitcoin Wallet Redacted>

As soon as the above amount is received, I guarantee that the data will be deleted, I do not need it. Otherwise, these files and history of visiting sites will get all your contacts from your device. Also, I’ll send to everyone your contact access to your email and access logs, I have carefully saved it!

Since reading this letter you have 48 hours!

After your reading this message, I’ll receive an automatic notification that you have seen the letter.

I hope I taught you a good lesson.

Do not be so nonchalant, please visit only to proven resources, and don’t enter your passwords anywhere!

Good luck!

The first thing that this email says is that they installed trojan on the computer that takes control of the system and allows the person who installed it to log your keystrokes and control your webcam and microphone. Now this software does exist. But if you have up to date and functional anti-virus software, it should be able to deal with it. But in this case, I can say that never happened.

So, how can I say that this never happened? That’s because like all the other variants of this scam, the scumbags behind it got the email address and password as part of a data breach. You can find out which data breach by going to haveibeenpwned.com and typing in your email address. It will likely come back with the fact that you’ve been part of a data breach that includes your email address and password. And chances are that the breach in question took place longer than the six months that the scumbags claim that they have had access to your system.

Having said all of that, if you’re concerned about an email like this, and if you’re the least bit concerned about whether your system is compromised, consult a computer professional and have them check things over. Another thing I am strongly suggesting to my clients is that they change the passwords to things like email, online banking and the like as a preventative measure. That way if they get an email like this, they will know it is fake immediately.

Only about 1% of people who get an email like this pay up Thus these scumbags want you to be the 1% of people who fall for something like this because they make lots of money off that 1%. Don’t fall for this. Never respond to an email like this. Never pay up. Just ignore them and make sure that whatever password that they have isn’t in use by any of your online accounts. They are scumbags and don’t deserve your attention or more importantly your money.

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6 Responses to “Another Day, Another Extortion Phishing Scam….. Don’t Fall Victim To It!”

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