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Hello, I just checked my spam mail and I found one from someone called save yourself (password)

In the email (look at attached files) he is informing me that my computer is infected with his malware RAT (remote administration tool because my browser (google chrome) wasn't update and I visited a website with his iframe. He is prompting me to search drive-by, I did the only hit I get are from antimalware sites that esenssialy tell me to download their software so that they can find the virus. This is why I am posting here, from a different computer threw a different account, different network because I am scared that he might find out. In the email he says that he has footage of me pleasuring myself. Well this is the first red flag because my computer doesn't have a webcamera nor a mic . This doesn't mean much thought beause I doubd he would hand write every email, its propably something automated. This doesn't mean he doesn't have access to my pc. In the mail to prove me that he has hacked me he sends me a password witch is truelly one of my old passwords but it doesn't correspond to my email nor many of my acc. Have you ever heard of this before, that drive-by scam or is it all a bluff. I am thinking that he might just had access t some very old account of mine, found that password and the email, and he is just threatening me by bluffing, or he has complete access to my pc and he just happened to send me that pass even thought he know the others. I just started a deepscan with malwarebytes , my windows have been updated to the last update. What should I do now? I am afraid of changing the passwords of my paypal na dotehr accounts in fear he might do something. he send the mail on 24 and told me I have 2 days to respond with the money in bitcoin, I happened to see it today as I was checking the junk mails. I just checked my email in that site that tells you if you have been pwnd it said that my email was compromised in 4 know breaches. The thing it that the password he send me isnt my mail's pass. 

Thank you for any help

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1 minute ago, Porthos said:

FAKE SPAM see below.

yea but how does he knows the password?

 

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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 the way they know the password.  Through a data breach where the harvested data is then sold or bartered.

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 Blackmail Scam still current

 

 

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I am sorry that we keep asking this question, i just checked the forums and i found like 10 other threads where you have answered exactly the same.

i checked my mail and it is listed. i also checked my passwords and the one tha the send me is leaked like 20something times but the newer ones and the one (thats currently for my "leaked") isn't sp i guess i dont even need to change it, even thought i will just in case  

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Yes.  I have repeated it because the problem gets re-posted over and over and the answer doesn't change.  I will try to update the text as things change though.

 

 

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