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October 25, 2018, 11:37:30 AM
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I constantly receive emails of about the same content.

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Hello!

I'm a hacker who cracked your email and device a few months ago.
You entered a password on one of the sites you visited, and I intercepted it.

Of course you can will change it, or already changed it.
But it doesn't matter, my malware updated it every time.

Do not try to contact me or find me, it is impossible, since I sent you an email from your account.

Through your email, I uploaded malicious code to your Operation System.
I saved all of your contacts with friends, colleagues, relatives and a complete history of visits to the Internet resources.
Also I installed a Trojan on your device and long tome spying for you.

You are not my only victim, I usually lock computers and ask for a ransom.
But I was struck by the sites of intimate content that you often visit.

I am in shock of your fantasies! I've never seen anything like this!

So, when you had fun on piquant sites (you know what I mean!)
I made screenshot with using my program from your camera of yours device.
After that, I combined them to the content of the currently viewed site.

There will be laughter when I send these photos to your contacts!
BUT I'm sure you don't want it.

Therefore, I expect payment from you for my silence.
I think $840 is an acceptable price for it!

Pay with Bitcoin.
My BTC wallet: 1DVU5Q2HQ4srFNSSaWBrVNMtL4pvBkfP5w

If you do not know how to do this - enter into Google "how to transfer money to a bitcoin wallet". It is not difficult.
After receiving the specified amount, all your data will be immediately destroyed automatically. My virus will also remove itself from your operating system.

My Trojan have auto alert, after this email is read, I will be know it!

I give you 2 days (48 hours) to make a payment.
If this does not happen - all your contacts will get crazy shots from your dark secret life!
And so that you do not obstruct, your device will be blocked (also after 48 hours)

Do not be silly!
Police or friends won't help you for sure ...

p.s. I can give you advice for the future. Do not enter your passwords on unsafe sites.

I hope for your prudence.
Farewell.

Do not believe such emails!
This is a bluff.
Any student can change email headers "From" and "Return-Path". But you can save email as .eml file and read all headers where you can find real sender IP like this

Return-Path: <your@email>
Delivered-To: <your@server>
Received: ***
Received: ***
Received: ***
Received: from 185-37-25-130.dynamic.vipmobile.rs (unknown [185.37.25.130])
From: <your@email>
To: <your@email>
Subject: account your@email is compromised

Unfortunately the trick works and the scammer gets bitcoins https://www.blockchain.com/btc/address/1DVU5Q2HQ4srFNSSaWBrVNMtL4pvBkfP5w

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October 25, 2018, 11:42:04 AM
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Yeah, this has been happening a lot with a few users. This user made a thread yesterday saying how he already got tons of emails like this saying that he got hacked/has a rat installed/know his password/etc... And he put everything (with every Bitcoin address) in this website: https://www.seekoin.com/address.php

This thread: Scammer addresses directory

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October 25, 2018, 11:44:49 AM
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That is stupid hacker only. Why they send that on email ? its just very useless trick. I think they only fake hacker  Grin.

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October 25, 2018, 11:48:27 AM
Last edit: October 25, 2018, 12:09:09 PM by TryNinja
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That is stupid hacker only. Why they send that on email ? its just very useless trick. I think they only fake hacker  Grin.
Stupid hacker that already got 0.26271888BTC. That's the point of this thread (warn people about those fake emails, so they don't fall for it).

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October 25, 2018, 12:35:28 PM
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lol i remember when i got a similiar email asking for bitcoins or the “hacker” will release webcam videos of my masturbating to.porn lol .... still waiting for those videos

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October 25, 2018, 12:42:34 PM
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I received a similar message on one of my temporary emails some time ago, what's funny is, the "hacker" says that he grabbed a screenshot of me touching myself through my device's camera. Good luck to him sending a pitch black screenshot of me to my contacts LOL (laptop's camera is taped).

But yea, unfortunately it looks like this method is actually working, due to the sent BTC to the address.  ...unless the address was the "hacker's" primary address.

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October 25, 2018, 12:56:56 PM
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I found this interesting site that I was not aware of called Bitcoin Abuse Database (https://www.bitcoinabuse.com) where people report scam attempts (similar to those sites that do it for phone numbers). Specifically, searching for the scammers BTC address listed in the OP, there are 87 reports created between today and yesterday alone. Seems like a good initiative that, if used extensively, should help quite a few from taking the plunge (not that it isn’t clear from the beginning though in this case).

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October 25, 2018, 01:19:31 PM
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Only dumb people will fall for this trick. Hackers really don't use blackmail anymore as if what they are saying what they are doing they already have contained much sensitive information by now like credit card information and even your private keys and not only your email address and its passwords. They don't even have any proof that they have hacked your pc's camera and didn't show any screenshots of the websites you are allegedly visiting, they are also vague on their email as they are keeping it safe making sure it is general as possible.

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October 25, 2018, 05:46:10 PM
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I found this interesting site that I was not aware of called Bitcoin Abuse Database (https://www.bitcoinabuse.com) where people report scam attempts (similar to those sites that do it for phone numbers). Specifically, searching for the scammers BTC address listed in the OP, there are 87 reports created between today and yesterday alone. Seems like a good initiative that, if used extensively, should help quite a few from taking the plunge (not that it isn’t clear from the beginning though in this case).

That seems pretty humble, but rather useless? I'm pretty sure if that site becomes anywhere near mainstream scammers will simply use a fresh adress for each scam attempt, won't they?


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October 25, 2018, 05:51:52 PM
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I haven't receive this type of email because I rarely sign up with anything related to crypto's now.

The sad part is there are people who are so gullible on what that email sender is saying because it looks real after those news about ransomware few years ago. I feel sorry for them and a newbie would likely fall to this. Let's raise the awareness and keep this thread or this should be on pin?

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October 25, 2018, 06:31:27 PM
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They sometimes use a different address on a 1 to 1 scam attempt basis. On this occasion though, it was probably an email attempt to many users (with a rather weak argument). The scammer is not a pro, so he used the same address (likely he doesn’t know how to generate multiple addresses and then use a different one on each occasion). A pro would have no issue with this reporting site, but it doesn’t seem like a bad initiative at all. There are now 115 reports on the site, 28 more than a few hours ago. Likely the site is popular on some geographical zone.

Similar sites with scam phone origins exist, and have become rather widespread. I often check them when I get a weird phone call origin/id, and more often than not, the phone is on the scam list (except for some Microsoft support impersonator “pros” that try it spoofing the telephone origin with a different number each time).

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October 26, 2018, 10:43:26 AM
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One of my colleagues got one and he was really scared. He said that there in the email was his real password.
He never visit any pornsites, but the fact that his password was there got him.
I guess many fall for this because till now the sum in the bitcoin wallet is 0.65696989 BTC
This is insane.

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October 26, 2018, 11:37:24 AM
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I got one version of this mail and it didn't go to junk, "luckily" there's many people who's had the same mail so just a quick googling showed that it was fake.
although it should be informed more publically, likely many people has no idea what bitcoin is (i.e doesn't come on this site)  Lips sealed

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October 26, 2018, 06:29:52 PM
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Unfortunately the trick works and the scammer gets bitcoins https://www.blockchain.com/btc/address/1DVU5Q2HQ4srFNSSaWBrVNMtL4pvBkfP5w

The scammer has almost a whole bitcoin now.  I can't believe how stupid some people can be.

There is another shady site that comes up when you do a google search for the bitcoin address:

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https://howtoremove.guide/remove-1dvu5q2hq4srfnssawbrvnmtl4pvbkfp5w/

It claims to remove the malware, but there probably wasn't any malware to begin with...  Until you follow the instructions on that page.

It's also important to note; SSL certificates for a website are easy to get, even for anonymous scammers.  Just because a site has "https" doesn't make it safe.
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October 27, 2018, 03:07:06 AM
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That is stupid hacker only. Why they send that on email ? its just very useless trick. I think they only fake hacker  Grin.
I thought same thing, until i checked hacker address for extortion. People actually send him money.
This is just crazy, how lack of knowledge can lead to empty pocket.

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November 05, 2018, 10:47:11 PM
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I did a whois to see who owned the address block, then forwarded the message with full headers to their abuse@ with a suggestion to check their logs and deal appropriately with user.

With some luck, the idiot will have their cell phone go dead and have trouble getting another sim, but most likely abuse@ goes unread and if it does get read the person reading it will have no idea what a 'log' is.


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November 05, 2018, 11:35:44 PM
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Omg ... Last time I checked there were 0.6BTC
Now they are over 1.7BTC
I start wondering what kind of porn all those people are watching??
https://www.blockchain.com/btc/address/1DVU5Q2HQ4srFNSSaWBrVNMtL4pvBkfP5w

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Omg ... Last time I checked there were 0.6BTC
Now they are over 1.7BTC
I start wondering what kind of porn all those people are watching??
https://www.blockchain.com/btc/address/1DVU5Q2HQ4srFNSSaWBrVNMtL4pvBkfP5w

It can be a trick too so that people get an intention, "omg! the guy has blackmailed other peoples too."

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November 06, 2018, 06:59:48 AM
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You only need to worry about this, if you doing something illegal. Watching porn is not illegal in most countries, if you are going to legal sites, so you do not have to pay these people anything, even if it was a legit hack.

The thing is, a lot of people do not cover their webcam, when they masturbate to porn and these people know that, so they send mass emails in the hope that they catch one of those people. Then they tell them that they would post the videos on their social media accounts, if they do not pay them. <This is fake, because they did not hack the webcam>

Tip : Cover your webcam and Stay away from illegal content.  Wink

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November 06, 2018, 08:37:52 AM
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Oh no, this should be put to stop even if we say that only dumb people will going to fall into this. The scammer has even raised 1.7 BTC now and still counting. The person behind this should be jailed.

Probably the best thing to do is to ignore this kind of email. Avoid answering this kind of email.

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