Recently a lot of people are receiving extortion emails with claims of hacked webcams and computers. They all share the same characteristics (read more about the scam in this article). Without delivering any proof the alleged hackers want you to pay bitcoins. Don’t do it, 99.9% chance it’s a scam (read more on how to keep safe).
A real email example of this scam:
Subject: ####your name #### your password ####
I know carryonjeeves is your passwords. Lets get directly to point. No person has compensated me to check you. You do not know me and you are most likely thinking why you are getting this mail?
Well, i placed a software on the 18+ streaming (porn) web-site and you know what, you visited this site to experience fun (you know what i mean). When you were watching video clips, your internet browser started working as a Remote Desktop having a key logger which provided me access to your display and web cam. immediately after that, my software obtained all your contacts from your Messenger, social networks, as well as e-mailaccount. and then i made a double-screen video. 1st part shows the video you were watching (you have a fine taste lol), and second part displays the view of your cam, yea its u.
You do have not one but two choices. We are going to take a look at these options in particulars:
Very first choice is to disregard this message. in this instance, i will send out your video clip to every one of your contacts and also just imagine regarding the shame that you receive. Do not forget should you be in a committed relationship, exactly how it is going to affect?
Latter alternative is to pay me $988. Lets describe it as a donation. in this situation, i most certainly will right away eliminate your video footage. You could go on your daily life like this never took place and you will not ever hear back again from me.
You will make the payment by Bitcoin (if you do not know this, search for ‘how to buy bitcoin’ in Google).
BTC address: 1EJcaYXy5AHuqPDSSSZ8rWiPXD5vsyfoAS
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in case you are thinking about going to the authorities, well, this mail can not be traced back to me. I have covered my steps. i am also not looking to charge you very much, i just want to be rewarded. e mail if i don’t get the bitcoin, i will certainly send your video recording to all of your contacts including relatives, co-workers, and so forth. Having said that, if i do get paid, i will destroy the video immediately. If you need proof, reply with Yes! & i will send out your video recording to your 7 friends. This is a non-negotiable offer thus do not waste my personal time and yours by responding to this email message.