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Hi, I know one of your passwords is: *****

Your computer was infected with my private malware, your browser wasn't updated / patched, in such case it's enough to just visit some website where my iframe is placed to get automatically infected, if you want to find out more - Google: "Drive-by exploit".

My malware gave me full access to all your accounts (see password above), full control over your computer and it also was possible to spy on you over your webcam.

I collected all your private data and I RECORDED YOU (through your webcam) SATISFYING YOURSELF!

After that I removed my malware to not leave any traces and this email was sent from some hacked server.

I can publish the video of you and all your private data on the whole web, social networks, over email of all contacts.

But you can stop me and only I can help you out in this situation.

The only way to stop me, is to pay exactly 800$ in bitcoin (BTC).

It's a very good offer, compared to all that horrible ***** that will happen if I publish everything!

You can easily buy bitcoin here: 

www.paxful.com , www.coinbase.com

 , or check for bitcoin ATM near you, or Google for other exchanger.
You can send the bitcoin directly to my wallet, or create your own wallet first here:

 www.login.blockchain.com/en/#/signup/

 , then receive and send to mine.

My bitcoin wallet is: 1MnUgqSkToq3j7ozwjSh54m1WxWZ3Xqym6

Copy and paste my wallet, it's (cAsE-sEnSEtiVE)

You got 3 days time to pay.

As I got access to this email account, I will know if this email has already been read.
If you get this email multiple times, it's to make sure that you read it, my mailer script is configured like this and after payment you can ignore it.
After receiving the payment, I remove all your data and you can life your live in peace like before.

Next time update your browser before browsing the web!





Mail-Client-ID:

 1652322755

 

 

email address sent from is saveyourself69@3904.com

 

really worried about this email 
 

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This is purely a scam and they send those emails out en masse hoping one or two bite at the bait.  

Just delete the email and then change your email password to a new Strong Password just to make sure.

Additionally, you can enter your email address(es) in the following site and it will check to see if that email address was part of a known breach.  This is most likely how they know the password.  From a breach and not from your PC being compromised.

https://haveibeenpwned.com/

Please reference:
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US FBI PSA - Extortionists Increasingly Using Recipients' Personal Information To Intimidate Victims
US FTC Consumer Information - How to avoid a Bitcoin blackmail scam
MyOnlinesecurity - attempted-blackmail-scam-watching-porn
BleepingComputer - Beware of Extortion Scams Stating They Have Video of You on Adult Sites
Malwarebytes' Blog - Sextortion emails: They’re probably not watching you
Malwarebytes Forum sample thread - Got strange threating email.
Malwarebytes Forum FYI thread - FYI: Email Ransom Scam still current

 

 

Edited by David H. Lipman
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Ok so I don't need to worry then, so my private data hasn't been compromised then and I had malware bytes on from day one, I keep getting the email sent to me know twice already today

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Yh I was it say 3 things mindbolt, my fitness Pal and some online spammer thing in August, I changed that password ages ago 

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Also it came with the heading I know everything with password and now I recorded you with password, so do I need to worry then has my personal files and MacBook been compromised

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Don't panic - Scam !

Your PC is not compromised.

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Ok can you be 100% sure about that, just obviously getting It Twice with different heading and saying the got my personal data really worrying me 

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Posted (edited)

Like I wrote, I have received similar emails numerous times with multiple variations.

Please read the References in Post #2.

They want you to panic and they want you to pay the BitCoin fee.

It is nothing more than a poor man's get rich scheme.

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N O !

Again - Please read the References I provided.  Use Critical Thought.  If you were infected and they wanted you to pay a Fee, your email would be distinct and personal.  Compare your email to those in FYI: Email Ransom Scam still current  and review the time frame of the References I provided.  As I wrote in Post #2, "...they send those emails out en masse hoping one or two bite at the bait " and that's why your email is so very similar to those being represented.  It would not be cost effective to create hundreds of email variations and distribute them to all the possible victims.  Instead, in each campaign they create one email format and broadcast it to a wide distribution list.  You are not the only recipient.  They perform an email version of "mail merge" where an email template is created and they merge data fields ( email address and password ) into the email so that one email is sent personalized with the password associated with that email address.  This in not unlike using MS Word and create a Mail Envelope template that merges the contact information of a list of people and their Postal Addresses .  You print the Envelope and if there are 20 people in that contact information list then you end up printing 20 envelopes each with an individuals' postal address.  The email is generated the same way.  A new campaign may use a new variation of text in the email body but the process is the same.

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Yes.  That's why I chose to add those authoritative references to show the breadth of the scam so people can see the text is used and reused and that it is well known by Law Enforcement as a scam.

You are not the first coming to the forum seeking assistance with this scam ploy and, sadly, you probably won't be the last.

 

Edited by David H. Lipman
Edited for content, clarity, spelling and grammar

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Someone said that I was hacked but go told by you it's a scam email am concerned as getting told two different things

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I have requested you read those authoritative references.  The come from the here at Malwarebytes, the US FTC and FBI, Bleeping Computers and MyOnlinesecurity.

I asked you to use Critical Thought and compare the text of your email vs. the text of similar email scams.

I have explained about Mail Merge and how a mass email can be sent "personalized" with a password of your own making and I have provided a link to a site, https://haveibeenpwned.com/  , where one can check if they were part of a breach and how that personal password was obtained.

If you still think this information in the email is true then you do have a high probability of being an easy mark.  The fact that you are here, and still questioning it, shows promise.

Please read those References I have provided and do compare the text of the email with the subject matter within each reference. 
Then I urge you to read;  I'm infected - What do I do now? and make a post in;    Windows Malware Removal Help & Support  and request that you would like to have to have your PC checked out for assurance and reference this thread.

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I did do that check yesterday 3 times data was breached, also did virus scan with malware bytes and came back clear, if you are definitely 100% sure i have not been hacked and had my personal files stolen, I will be happy if you could confirm this, cheers

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Due to the fact you are unsure, then I urge you to read;  I'm infected - What do I do now? and make a post in;    Windows Malware Removal Help & Support  and request that you would like to have to have your PC checked out for assurance and reference this thread.

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On 7/20/2019 at 4:38 AM, Sebbyb1 said:

Hi, I know one of your passwords is: *****

If you are using the above password anywhere, I suggest changing it if you have not done so already.

I have 96 of those and similar emails in a folder stashed away to use as examples for my clients that they in themselves are harmless.

For peace of mind, I would have your computer checked out by the experts in our malware removal section as David suggested. I know my computers are clean as I do this for a living.

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It means you will read;  I'm infected - What do I do now?  and follow the procedures to create specific LOG files.

You then create a new post in;   Windows Malware Removal Help & Support  and request assistance.  A Forum Malware Removal Helper will Pop your post off the queue and parse those LOG files and assist you in the determination if there is indeed malware on your PC and if there is, help you to remove it.

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