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    Blackmail spam

    Has anyone received any spam attempting to blackmail you into paying?

    I got one yesterday. Here it is:

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    Apparently they have webcam footage of me playing with myself. Well, the big flaw in this case is that I don't own a webcam!

    The password they are claiming is indeed one that I use, although I don't use it for anything of much importance any more. Makes me wonder where they got it from. I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of people give in to this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Coates View Post
    Apparently they have webcam footage of me playing with myself. Well, the big flaw in this case is that I don't own a webcam!
    So but the second accusation is true?

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    Your e-mail and password was probably in one of the many security leaks that have occured with many major companies in recent years. Lists of these are sold and circulated among scammers such as this one.

    He's actually doing you a favour. He's confirming to you that your e-mail and password combination isn't secure anymore.

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    That is a good point actually.

    I doubt I'll figure out exactly where it has come from. I've been using that particular password for nearly 16 years now so it could have come from anywhere. Whilst I do still use it, I don't use it for anything of much importance. The email address has been used for about 10 years, so, again, could have been leaked from just about anywhere.

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    Instead of blackmail and extortion, people actually offer me money to use footage taken from my webcam.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Also, what ancient email client is that? It's very... jarring on the eyes.

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    Got one yesterday, at work!

    Hello!

    I'm a programmer who cracked your email account and device about half year ago.
    You entered a password on one of the insecure site you visited, and I catched it.
    Your password from enter.mail@address.here on moment of crack: ********

    Of course you can will change your password, or already made it.
    But it doesn't matter, my rat software update it every time.

    Please don't try to contact me or find me, it is impossible, since I sent you an email from your email account.

    Through your e-mail, 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 rat software on your device and long tome spying for you.

    You are not my only victim, I usually lock devices and ask for a ransom.
    But I was struck by the sites of intimate content that you very often visit.

    I am in shock of your reach fantasies! Wow! I've never seen anything like this!
    I did not even know that SUCH content could be so exciting!

    So, when you had fun on intime sites (you know what I mean!)
    I made screenshot with using my program from your camera of yours device.
    After that, I jointed them to the content of the currently viewed site.

    Will be funny when I send these photos to your contacts! And if your relatives see it?
    BUT I'm sure you don't want it. I definitely would not want to ...

    I will not do this if you pay me a little amount.
    I think $868 is a nice price for it!

    I accept only Bitcoins.
    My BTC wallet: 1PL9ewB1y3iC7EyuePDoPxJjwC4CgAvWTo

    If you have difficulty with this - Ask Google "how to make a payment on a bitcoin wallet". It's easy.
    After receiving the above amount, all your data will be immediately removed automatically.
    My virus will also will be destroy itself from your operating system.

    My Trojan have auto alert, after this email is looked, I will be know it!

    You have 2 days (48 hours) for make a payment.
    If this does not happen - all your contacts will get crazy shots with your dirty life!
    And so that you do not obstruct me, your device will be locked (also after 48 hours)

    Do not take this frivolously! This is the last warning!
    Various security services or antiviruses won't help you for sure (I have already collected all your data).

    Here are the recommendations of a professional:
    Antiviruses do not help against modern malicious code. Just do not enter your passwords on unsafe sites!

    I hope you will be prudent.
    Bye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J T View Post
    Also, what ancient email client is that? It's very... jarring on the eyes.
    Claws Mail 3.14. There seems to be a newer version out though.

    See https://www.claws-mail.org/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Coates View Post
    No thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demon Cleaner View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Coates View Post
    Apparently they have webcam footage of me playing with myself. Well, the big flaw in this case is that I don't own a webcam!
    So but the second accusation is true?
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    My wife and I have both received these ransonware spam emails in the past. Mine had a password from a very old now redundant account from about 10 years ago. My wives was from a very old email address.

    They are just spam using a password connected to the email account they are spamming obtained from old data breaches.

    The most you need to do is update any accounts you have that still use the password.

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