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Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by americamba, Oct 19, 2018.

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  1. americamba

    americamba Thread Starter

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    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
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    Hi,
    I can't pay the ransom. I have not gone to shameworthy sites in the last six months.
    Thanks for your advice.
    I got this see below:


    Hello!

    My nickname in darknet is englebart27.
    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 protected] is pedo

    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 $822 is quite a fair price to destroy the dirt I created.

    Send the above amount on my BTC wallet (bitcoin): 1EZS92K4xJbymDLwG4F7PNF5idPE62e9XY
    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!
     
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  2. Triple6

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    I've edited the email address or account login you posted in case it was a real one, no point in posting your real email address or login for a website and get even more people trying to scam you.

    Pretty typical scam, just delete the email, and if you happened to have used the same password on any site, change it. These scammers get an email address and password from a leaked database from real hacks on websites and then try to use that to try to get money. Also remember that with blackmail all you can do is rent silence, there's never a guarantee that they won't ask for more once they realize you are willing to pay them and there's nothing to guarantee that won't release the information anyways.
     
  3. americamba

    americamba Thread Starter

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    Thanks, My dumb error. I wish we could disguise the domain also.
     
  4. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    That is a total scam, you are not infected
    see https://myonlinesecurity.co.uk/attempted-blackmail-scam-watching-porn/

    What to do when you receive a Blackmail, Sextortion Scam email
    If you do receive any email like this, Don’t panic, Do not respond to it, Read this page fully and carefully, especially the section about changing passwords and contacting your bank & credit card company. Then contact the appropriate police /fraud authority in your country, follow the advice on their site to report this crime and then delete the email from your computer.



    • Do not reply to the scammer. Do not pay any money to him.
    • He has not hacked or otherwise compromised your computer, Mobile Phone, Tablet or any other device.
    • He does not have any screenshots or videos of you doing anything.
     
  5. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    I have removed the complete email address & domain & replaced it with a honeypot email address set up especially for situations like this.
     
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