I’ve been getting a lot of emails about this kind of scam, it is tapping into a few emotions and the result could be a panicked user, and a scammer with a healthy bitcoin wallet!
Over the years we all sign up for websites, forums, online stores, social networks etc etc, and from time to time these websites get hacked. When they get hacked, if they’ve been built poorly then your details including your username and password could be exposed.
NB: To check if your details have been owned in a hack, click here.
Anyway, the emails are formatted like they’ve been personally written by a “Hacker” who apparently managed to get a trojan on your machine after you were watching some pr0n. heh.
So straight away,
many most all warm blooded males would panic as im sure most of us have visited a pr0n site at least once in our lives! And then the fact this “Hacker” seems to know your password- double panic! Pay the Money! NOT!
The emails read similar to the following;
Oh hai. Quite pleasant start to a scam email tbh lol.
I’m a hacker who cracked your email and device a few months ago.
You entered a password on one of the sites you visited, and I intercepted it.
This is your password from email@example.com on moment of hack: an4c7ualpa55w0rd
Obviously I changed the email and password, im not a sausage! 🙂 PS the bad english has started already! “On moment of hack” Whaddafack!?
Of course you can will change it, or already changed it.
But it doesn’t matter, my malware updated it every time.
You’re goddamn right I can will change it! Heh. Engrish.
Do not try to contact me or find me, it is impossible, since I sent you an email from your account.
You’re in India though, and if I carried on looking I could find out more about you; https://www.ip-tracker.org/locator/ip-lookup.php?ip=188.8.131.52
I swear these scammers think we’re all fu**ing special. Your email has a sender IP address logged against it you tool.
Through your email, I uploaded malicious code to your Operation System.
I saved all of your contacts with friends, colleagues, relatives and a complete history of visits to the Internet resources.
Also I installed a Trojan on your device and long tome spying for you.
Oh noe! You got into my Operation system!
You are not my only victim, I usually lock computers and ask for a ransom.
But I was struck by the sites of intimate content that you often visit.
Hahaha yh m8 course. Why why not lock my PC and ask for a ransom then? If you can? Loser.
I am in shock of your fantasies! I’ve never seen anything like this!
Hey, Donkeys and Midgets need love too.
So, when you had fun on piquant sites (you know what I mean!)
I made screenshot with using my program from your camera of yours device.
After that, I combined them to the content of the currently viewed site.
Oh god. This guy can take screenshots with my camera of mys device. Hahaha take your foot out ya mouth mate.
There will be laughter when I send these photos to your contacts!
BUT I’m sure you don’t want it.
So much laughter.
Therefore, I expect payment from you for my silence.
I think $859 is an acceptable price for it!
Its a lot of money, but its probably affordable for most people, so if they’ve been tricked so far, they now see a way out!
Pay with Bitcoin.
My BTC wallet: 1JTtwbvmM7ymByxPYCByVYCwasjH49J3Vj
Seems to be a common bitcoin wallet used, and seems to be empty also. So they’re failing!
If you do not know how to do this – enter into Google “how to transfer money to a bitcoin wallet”. It is not difficult.
After receiving the specified amount, all your data will be immediately destroyed automatically. My virus will also remove itself from your operating system.
Oh thanks for the instructions mate, thats really nice of you. Haha. Also a Bitcoin wallet with an API that somehow connects to my PC and removed the Wirus you put on there? OH wow. You’re talents are wasted mate. Do you know how much they pay Blockchain developers?? Ahaha
My Trojan have auto alert, after this email is read, I will be know it!
HE WILL BE KNOW IT! ALL HAIL HE WHO BE KNOWING THINGS!
I give you 2 days (48 hours) to make a payment.
If this does not happen – all your contacts will get crazy shots from your dark secret life!
And so that you do not obstruct, your device will be blocked (also after 48 hours)
Crazy. Yeah man, i’m sure you got tons of crazy shots. Mek sure you dont obstruct, peeps!
Do not be silly!
Police or friends won’t help you for sure …
Hahah, honestly, the formatting and wording used in this mail are hilarious. I love seeing how these absolute morons put an email together, terrible general English but then a random English word in that no one in the history of England has ever spoken (Piquant? lol!)
Its so obviously a scam.
p.s. I can give you advice for the future. Do not enter your passwords on unsafe sites.
Oh, thanks 🙂
I hope for your prudence.
Don’t fall for BS like this peeps – no one is hacking your webcam, noone has pics of your touching yourself to naughty videos – and if they did they wouldn’t try and blackmail you into paying them some Bitcoin. Monero maybe, but not Bitcoin. lol.
If you’re in doubt tho, just change your passwords, try and use a different password for different thing. I find having one weak shitty throwaway password for BS signups, and then have a couple of complex ones for more serious logins.
If you’re not sure if your password will be secure, then try generating one here.