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I got an email on winter from a ”Save Yourself” hacker which found one of my passwords. He hacked all my accounts, Battle.net, Steam, PS4, but he didn't hacked Google or Facebook. I restored my PS4 account with a hard work and on monday, I will try to restore the others two. I've enabled 2FA for Yahoo, Google, PS4, Facebook etc. I've found that I was hacked this may, but I didn't notice the mail. Today, I've checked the spam and found a guy telling he would post videos with me doing ... I have never doing that so I am not stressed, but after 4 hours I got the same email. I know his IP from Steam email address change. I found that he lives in Russia. How to report him to prevent people getting hacked by this guy? I know his bitcoin wallet btw. Please help. 

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You ere not hacke in any way from "this" email or the "person" sending it. It a scare tactic. I have 100 of those emails saved in a folder and I have not been "hacked" The fact that you are posting here means the mail did its job and scared you.

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Now that you were identified to have been in more than one breach and they password was used on more than one site, the job is not to repeat passwords used on different sites.  Each site should have a unique password that is a Strong Password.

You would have to contact any/all sites you know longer want and tell the Administrator(s) of said sites to cancel the accounts you hold with them.

 

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

 

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2 hours ago, David H. Lipman said:

 the job is not to repeat passwords used on different sites.  Each site should have a unique password that is a Strong Password.

 

 

 

Use Password Management software

Bitwarden
KeePass Password Safe

 

Every site you visit that requires an account with a password should be using a unique strong password. Never use these automated login links/buttons that ask you to use Google or Facebook, etc. to login. Always create your own login account and unique strong password. If you use that Facebook pass-thru login and somehow that account gets hacked then every account using it can potentially get hacked too.

In some cases you don't have an option for sites that use SSO (Single Sign-On) (often within a corporate network) but if provided the option to not use SSO you should take it. It is not as convenient to use but in the long run, is safer.

 

 

 

 

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