This subject came to my attention recently.
I started getting emails with the following text in them. I did some searching and it was very interesting what I found. We all know of hackers, but the scope and types of data being hacked means, well, anyone can have their passwords made publicly available by hackers. Some of my old passwords are now publicly available. (not important ones, and they are changed now) Using the same password for lots of accounts is extremely dangerous. More so if you also have these attached to the same email address. Using keyboard pattern passwords seems also to be risky. Simple words with a few numbers added are very common. The best way is using word phrases, like, MyFavdogisLAB. Adding a number or special charachter makes them pretty safe. Eg My2Favdog9isLAB or MyFav&dogisLAB (nothing I would use) Use some sort of password manager. I use Keypass. There are many more available. The little green book works well also.
Let me tell you, I actually placed a malware on the 18+ video clips (sex sites) web site and guess what, you visited this web site to have fun (you know what I mean). While you were watching videos, your web browser began functioning as a Remote control Desktop that has a keylogger which provided me with access to your display screen and also web cam. Just after that, my software gathered all of your contacts from your Messenger, FB, as well as emailaccount. After that I created a video. 1st part shows the video you were viewing (you’ve got a good taste lmao), and next part displays the view of your web camera, and it is you.
You will have only 2 alternatives. We will read up on the solutions in particulars:
First option is to ignore this email. In that case, I am going to send out your very own recorded material to each of your your contacts and also just consider concerning the shame you experience. Not to forget should you be in an intimate relationship, just how it will eventually affect?
In the second place choice will be to compensate me $2000. We are going to think of it as a donation. In this instance, I will right away remove your videotape. You can continue on your daily life like this never happened and you will not hear back again from me.
You’ll make the payment via Bitcoin (if you do not know this, search for “how to buy bitcoin” in Google).
BTC Address: 1FDdc8Q8jYLKALAYZUehRRFyfdosRjzD6J
[case SENSITIVE copy and paste it]
If you have been curious about going to the cop, surely, this email message can not be traced back to me. I have covered my steps. I am also not attempting to ask you for a huge amount, I just like to be paid for.
You have one day in order to make the payment. I’ve a special pixel within this email, and at this moment I know that you have read through this mail. If I do not receive the BitCoins, I definitely will send out your video recording to all of your contacts including friends and family, coworkers, and many others. Nevertheless, if I do get paid, I’ll erase the video immediately. If you need proof, reply with Yeah then I definitely will send your video to your 15 friends. It’s a non:negotiable offer, so please do not waste my time & yours by responding to this e-mail.
Check this site to see if your email has ended up in a list: https://haveibeenpwned.com/
A reddit thread on the subject that is very active recently.
Some interesting reading: