And look at what Anonymous sent me:
Anonymous <email@example.com> wrote:Hey! I have bad news for you. 11/08/2018 on this day I hacked your operating system and got full access to this account and most of your other accounts... It is useless to change the password, my malware intercepts it every time. How it was: In the software of the router to which you were connected that day, there was a vulnerability. I first hacked this router and placed my malicious code on it. When you entered in the Internet, my trojan was installed on the operating system of your device. After that, I made a full dump of your disk (I have all your address book, history of viewing sites, all files, phone numbers and addresses of all your contacts). A month ago, I wanted to lock your device and ask for a small amount of money to unlock. But I looked at the sites that you regularly visi t, and came to the big delight of your favorite resources. I'm talking about sites for adults. I want to say ?you are a big pervert. You have unbridled fantasy! After that, an idea came to my mind. I made a screenshot of the intimate website where you have fun (you know what it is about, right?). After that, I took off your joys (using the camera of your device). It turned out beautifully, do not hesitate. I am strongly belive that you would not like to show these pictures to your relatives, friends or colleagues. I think $499 is a very small amount for my silence. Besides, I spent a lot of time on you! I accept money only in Bitcoins. My BTC wallet: 1JxHYktLvFf3uZvo2GhZSGVnXXPDPJCRny You do not know how to replenish a Bitcoin wallet? In any search engine write ?ow to send money to btc wallet? It? easier than send money to a credit card! For payment you have a little more than two days (exactly 50 hours). Do not worry, the timer will start at the moment when you open this letter. Yes, yes .. it has already started! After payment, my virus and dirty photos with you self-destruct automatically. Narrative, if I do not receive the specified amount from you, then your device will be blocked, and all your contacts will receive a photos with your ?oys? I want you to be prudent. Do not try to find and destroy my virus! (All your data is already uploaded to a remote server) Do not try to contact me (this is not feasible, I sent you an email from your account) Various security services will not help you; formatting a disk or destroying a device will not help either, since your data is already on a remote server. P.S. I guarantee you that I will not disturb you again after payment, as you are not my single victim. This is a hacker code of honor. From now on, I advise you to use good antiviruses and update them regularly (several times a day)! Don't be mad at me, everyone has their own work. Farewell.
Fairly vague, shots in the dark, hoping to hit something... From the tone of it, he seems to presume I am using Windows, and did not keep my antivirus up to date.
I suppose for many people, the innuendos might frighten them, if they had something to hide. The ridiculousness of it all is how far off the port bow he shot... I don't visit adult sites, there is no toy to take a photo of, and so on...
Oh, and the subject was: "Your email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
and your password is: friend"
The email address is right, but the password (to anything whatsoever I have passwords for, let alone for sites which I never visited) would certainly not be a dictionary word...
And in the same vein, this time, broken into its components and analyzed:
Hi, I know your password is: daniel1208
Off to a bad start... I use a password manager, which jumbles up letters, numbers, symbols, to make unique password. Never would a password of mine include an actual name...
You got infected with my malware, RAT (Remote Administration Tool), while browsing the web where my iframe was placed, in the background you got redirected to my exploitpack, your browser wasn't patched so you got infected!
Strike two: with the Software Updater, my browsers are always up to date/patched/whatever.
The malware gave me full control over your computer and access to all your accounts (see password above), it was also possible to turn your webcam on, you can Google about RAT's and their functionalities!
I collected all your private data and RECORDED YOU (through your webcam) SATISFYING YOURSELF!
Again, shot way off the port bow... Someone who might do that at times might have to worry that someone may indeed have seen it happen, but when you never do that, you don't need to worry about it... (Kind of like that saying, where if you always tell the truth, you don't need to remember what you said...)
After that I removed my malware, to not leave any traces.
I can send the video to all your contacts, over email, post on social network and everywhere else and publish all your private data everywhere, including the darknet, where the sick people are!
Only you can prevent me from doing this!
Only YOU can prevent forest fires.! - Smokey the bear
To stop me, transfer exactly 1200$ in bitcoin (BTC).
Oh, is that all...
If you don't know how to buy bitcoin, Google - "How to buy Bitcoin?"
Or buy bitcoin here: www.paxful.com
or check for bitcoin ATM near you.
You can send direct to my wallet, or create your own wallet first here: www.login.blockchain.com/en/#/signup/
and then send to mine.
My bitcoin wallet is: 1LwPAckT7ettEpLEuAU2dBXbqqSd9SrLAD
Well, at least it's not the same wallet as the one from the other email...
Copy and paste my wallet, it's (cAsE-sensetive)
After receiving the payment, I will delete all your data and you can life your live in peace like before.
Live my liv
e? Sure, will do...
You got 3 days time.
Since I already have access to your account, I know if this email has been already read.
Because if I believed everything else, I must be gullible enough to believe he can actually see when I read an email or not...
If you get this email multiple times, it's to make sure you read it and after payment you can ignore it.
Either that, or it's someone else using the same formula... Or it's the fact I got your email from several different lists...
Don't show this email to anyone, it will not help you but make everything worse, this should stay our little secret.
Mum's the word...
Next time update your browser and scan unknown files on: www.virustotal.com
, take it as a lesson learned and move on.
Has anyone come across that antivirus website before? I'm not about to visit that site...
An one last one:
Dear Client ,
We would like to inform you that your package could not be delivered due to incomplete information of your physcial address.
Please use the button below to update your personal address .
Update my address
click here to unsubscribe
No tracking number? I'm disappointed...
The Update My Address button and the unsubscribe link point here:
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Anyway, I'm off to bed... (Actually, I've been falling asleep at the computer for a while already... I'll just make it official, by going to bed...