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Hello

Ive had 2 emails from the well known scam that is going round asking for bitcoins to stop everyone seeing my porn activity etc.

My slight concern is that when I was checking the 'to' and 'from' field I clicked on 'From' which was my email address, and the contact info box popped up with my email (i know this is spoofed). But when I clicked on the 'To' field which had my password on it the contact box popped up briefly, didnt display anything, then disappeared.

 Internet search didnt bring up any info on this so its probably ok but just wanted confirmation that its not possible to get infected this way?

 

I have Malwarebytes premium

Received the emails in Outlook.

 

Many thanks

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2 hours ago, cc123 said:

Hello

Ive had 2 emails from the well known scam that is going round asking for bitcoins to stop everyone seeing my porn activity etc.

My slight concern is that when I was checking the 'to' and 'from' field I clicked on 'From' which was my email address, and the contact info box popped up with my email (i know this is spoofed). But when I clicked on the 'To' field which had my password on it the contact box popped up briefly, didnt display anything, then disappeared.

 Internet search didnt bring up any info on this so its probably ok but just wanted confirmation that its not possible to get infected this way?

 

I have Malwarebytes premium

Received the emails in Outlook.

 

Many thanks

Hi @cc123! You're most likely fine. Make sure you're using unique and complex passwords on all of your accounts. Also, use two-factor authentication (2FA) wherever possible and a password manager.

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Yes, sadly even I got this email today. But since I keep an encrypted database of all site passwords and every site has a different one, I know it was from a breach on the Adobe site. Which I've not used for months and the account password was already changed long ago too.

 

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