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I had an email I have put it on the forum am freaking out and wondering if their is a way to check if I have been hacked or not, I got a macbook

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This is a quite common scam attempt and your computer was not hacked nor infected. The person that sent this simply bought your email address and that password from a person who hacked someone you do business with, to obtained a large number of such credentials. It's been going on for over a year now, based on this similar attack: https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/07/sextortion-scam-uses-recipients-hacked-passwords/

To determine what sites have been hacked to expose your credentials, type your e-mail address and / or that password here:

https://haveibeenpwned.com

Edited by alvarnell

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Yh I had 3 things on that site come up with my email, so my files etc haven't been hacked and stolen, I have had my webcam covered over with tape for past few months anyway, would it also of came up in threat scan if anything was on my Mac, 

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4 minutes ago, Sebbyb1 said:

would it also of came up in threat scan if anything was on my Mac

Malwarebytes should be able to detect all known active malware installed on your Mac, at least that's the goal here.

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so my files etc haven't been hacked and stolen, and can safely say my MacBook hasn't been hacked, infected or compromised by this person who emailed me 

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Posted (edited)

Sorry I wasn't clear, but that's what I said in post #4 above.

Edited by alvarnell

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Thank you for your help at least I don't have to worry now that two people have said it's a scam email and no hacking or infection has taken place, it's just I worry really easily, 

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As has been mentioned, that e-mail message is a scam that is in no way indicative of your computer being infected. The scammers are trying to scare you into believing that you are infected so that you'll pay them to prevent exposure of your private information, when they actually don't have any private information.

The password they provided is one you would have used at some point where the service was breached. (For example, several years ago, all Yahoo accounts were breached and the passwords were obtained.) The password would be from an old data breach that is publicly available online, and is used to provide credibility.

If you are still using that password anywhere online, you should change that password immediately, since that password is publicly known.

Other than that, you have nothing to do except to delete those e-mail messages. :) 

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3 minutes ago, Sebbyb1 said:

Ok so it won't be a key logger or anything on my Mac then 

No.

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Yes, and he came to a faux conclusion and he made a baseless claim.

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Just done a virus scan with avast and coming up with these as unable to scan, is their anything on here I need to be concerned about, also can someone explain what that idigo_blaze is all my is not on 

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See syslogd.

The syslogd server receives and processes log messages.

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If I upload a image of my activity monitor could you tell me if their is any keylogger on my laptop

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It sounds like you're getting very worked up, but I'm not sure that I understand why. None of what you've shown here is in any way an indication of infection. The errors being shown by Avast are just that: errors. I can't say why it is having trouble - you'd have to ask the folks at Avast about that - but none of those items are malware.

Is there something other than the e-mail that is concerning you? I would like to reiterate that receiving an e-mail message saying that you're infected is not actually a sign that you're infected.

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If you had a keylogger then Malwarebytes would have already identified it.

Avast always gets high marks for malware detection, but also has the highest rate of false positives in the industry. I have no idea why it's identifying legitimate Apple files as corrupt, etc. You'll need to ask them about it.

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Is just I looked online earlier and it said that keylogger ain't always picked up by antivirus software 

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