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The "Your Mailbox Hacked and Operating System Infected with a Virus" Scam

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The "Your Mailbox Hacked and Operating System Infected with a Virus" Scam

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Online users, please DO NOT follow the instructions in emails like the one below, which claim your mailbox has been hacked, your operating system has been infected with a virus, and you need to make payment to prevent your photos and videos from being exposed. The fake emails are being sent by cybercriminals who are attempting to frighten and trick their potential victims into making payments for some false claims.

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It appears the cybercriminals got their potential victims old passwords from a hack or security breach of a few internet giants, which took place months ago. The cybercriminals then created the fake email (see below) and place the password in them to convince the recipients their claims are true.

But, the internet giants affected by the security breach have forced their users to change their passwords to prevent the cybercriminals from gaining access to their accounts. So, those old passwords will not help the cybercrooks.

"Your Mailbox Hacked and Operating System Infected with a Virus" Scam

From: @hotmail.ca <@hotmail.ca>

Sent: October 20, 2018 3:04 AM

Subject: @hotmail.ca is hacked

Hello!

My nickname in darknet is alvin98.

I hacked this mailbox more than six months ago,

through it I infected your operating system with a virus (trojan) created by me and have been monitoring you for a long time.

So, your password from @hotmail.ca is *

Even if you changed the password after that - it does not matter, my virus intercepted all the caching data on your computer

and automatically saved access for me.

I have access to all your accounts, social networks, email, browsing history.

Accordingly, I have the data of all your contacts, files from your computer, photos and videos.

I was most struck by the intimate content sites that you occasionally visit.

You have a very wild imagination, I tell you!

During your pastime and entertainment there, I took screenshot through the camera of your device, synchronizing with what you are watching.

Oh my god! You are so funny and excited!

I think that you do not want all your contacts to get these files, right?

If you are of the same opinion, then I think that $892 is quite a fair price to destroy the dirt I created.

Send the above amount on my BTC wallet (bitcoin): 1NXNt72qfMhPZDffUEqryCYpEUzyR6LmgH

As soon as the above amount is received, I guarantee that the data will be deleted, I do not need it.

Otherwise, these files and history of visiting sites will get all your contacts from your device.

Also, I'll send to everyone your contact access to your email and access logs, I have carefully saved it!

Since reading this letter you have 48 hours!

After your reading this message, I'll receive an automatic notification that you have seen the letter.

I hope I taught you a good lesson.

Do not be so nonchalant, please visit only to proven resources, and don't enter your passwords anywhere!

Good luck!

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  • Apr 22, 2019 at 6:26 AM by info

    The scammers are using this BTC account: 1HMpbheBMSLKPLyi2trv86AqNtwSTi5SsA

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  • Apr 2, 2019 at 3:15 AM by info

    They are using this Bitcoin account: 1EgeutktVm8fCyNypqmVKXtcKeed6XXhKg

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  • Mar 29, 2019 at 7:06 PM by info

    They are using this Bitcoin account: 1PDverTfcLYHwLHodU7NKd7uQ6t9ASAEGt

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  • Mar 29, 2019 at 7:05 PM by info

    The scammers are using this BTC Wallet: 15URMetedHvPiztjWZ6g7jgYqdmFRdunw4

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  • Mar 25, 2019 at 1:39 AM by info

    They are using this BTC wallet: 15pY2U8WBZBJRVxGhh8WRXsdkXQbMKD8k9

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  • Mar 18, 2019 at 5:24 PM by info

    The scammers are using this BTC: 1DmaY5TrSjDs1bV611kaenmyVQULmXmT1B

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  • Mar 12, 2019 at 11:09 AM by info

    They are using this BTC wallet: 1H1K8MfLEJgjCCfDEkTJmv9GJjD3XzEFGR

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  • Dec 20, 2018 at 8:21 AM by an anonymous user from Shanghai, China

    I got a copy too. It seems to have come from Izmir in Turkey.

    "Received: (qmail 9611 invoked from network); 20 Dec 2018 13:46:12 0100
    Received: from unknown (HELO mbx03) (176.220.167.145)
    176.220.167.145 Turkey Izmir

    TT Mobil Iletisim HizmetlerI A.S Avea Iletisim HizmetlerI A.S (is.net.tr)
    Latitude 38.3239 Longitude 27.1292"

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  • Dec 9, 2018 at 6:39 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Security Notice. [] was hacked! Change your password now!

    Dear user of !

    I am a spyware software developer.
    Your account has been hacked by me in the summer of 2018.

    I understand that it is hard to believe, but here is my evidence - I sent you this email from your account.

    The hacking was carried out using a hardware vulnerability through which you went online (Cisco router, vulnerability CVE-2018-0296).

    I went around the security system in the router, installed an exploit there.
    When you went online, my exploit downloaded my malicious code (rootkit) to your device.
    This is driver software, I constantly updated it, so your antivirus is silent all time.

    Since then I have been following you (I can connect to your device via the VNC protocol).

    That is, I can see absolutely everything that you do, view and download your files and any data to yourself.
    I also have access to the camera on your device, and I periodically take photos and videos with you.

    At the moment, I have harvested a solid dirt... on you...
    I saved all your email and chats from your messangers. I also saved the entire history of the sites you visit.

    I note that it is useless to change the passwords. My malware update passwords from your accounts every times.

    I know what you like hard funs (adult sites).
    Oh, yes .. I'm know your secret life, which you are hiding from everyone.
    Oh my God, what are your like... I saw THIS ... Oh, you dirty naughty person ... :)

    I took photos and videos of your most passionate funs with adult content, and synchronized them in real time with the image of your camera.
    Believe it turned out very high quality!

    So, to the business!
    I'm sure you don't want to show these files and visiting history to all your contacts.

    Transfer $775 to my Bitcoin cryptocurrency wallet: 14VbGhtysr6wrNs7EhdKiS2NoMmMDBM8cn
    Just copy and paste the wallet number when transferring.
    If you do not know how to do this - ask Google.

    My system automatically recognizes the translation.
    As soon as the specified amount is received, all your data will be destroyed from my server, and the rootkit will be automatically removed from your system.
    Do not worry, I really will delete everything, since I am 'working' with many people who have fallen into your position.
    You will only have to inform your provider about the vulnerabilities in the router so that other hackers will not use it.

    Since opening this letter you have 48 hours.
    If funds not will be received, after the specified time has elapsed, the disk of your device will be formatted,
    and from my server will automatically send email and sms to all your contacts with compromising material.

    I advise you to remain prudent and not engage in nonsense (all files on my server).

    Good luck!"

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  • Nov 28, 2018 at 1:50 AM by an anonymous user from Montevideo, Uruguay

    these people sent it to me too. I´m from Uruguay, and they are asking for bitcoins.
    sent by this email:

    "kmithholbmrt@78yahoo.com
    they sent this:

    Hello!

    I have very bad news for you.
    03/08/2018 - on this day I hacked your OS and got full access to your account []
    On this day your account milka-[] has password:

    So, you can change the password, yes.. But my malware intercepts it every time.

    How I made it:
    In the software of the router, through which you went online, was a vulnerability.

    I just hacked this router and placed my malicious code on it.
    When you went online, my trojan was installed on the OS 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 not big amount of btc to unlock.
    But I looked at the sites that you regularly visit, and I was shocked by what I saw!!!
    I'm talk you about sites for adults.

    I want to say - you are a BIG pervert. Your fantasy is shifted far away from the normal course!

    And I got an idea....
    I made a screenshot of the adult sites where you have fun (do you understand what it is about, huh?).
    After that, I made a screenshot of your joys (using the camera of your device) and glued them together.
    Turned out amazing! You are so spectacular!

    I'm know that you would not like to show these screenshots to your friends, relatives or colleagues.
    I think $774 is a very, very small amount for my silence.
    Besides, I have been spying on you for so long, having spent a lot of time!

    Pay ONLY in Bitcoins!
    My BTC wallet: 1FgfdebSqbXRciP2DXKJyqPSffX3Sx57RF

    You do not know how to use bitcoins?
    Enter a query in any search engine: "how to replenish btc wallet".
    It's extremely easy

    For this payment I give you two days (48 hours).
    As soon as this letter is opened, the timer will work.

    After payment, my virus and dirty screenshots with your enjoys will be self-destruct automatically.
    If I do not receive from you the specified amount, then your device will be locked, and all your contacts will receive a screenshots with your "enjoys".

    I hope you understand your situation.
    - Do not try to find and destroy my virus! (All your data, files and screenshots is already uploaded to a remote server)
    - Do not try to contact me (you yourself will see that this is impossible, the sender address is automatically generated)
    - Various security services will not help you; formatting a disk or destroying a device will not help, since your data is already on a remote server.

    P.S. You are not my single victim. so, I guarantee you that I will not disturb you again after payment!
    This is the word of honor hacker

    I also ask you to regularly update your antiviruses in the future. This way you will no longer fall into a similar situation.

    Do not hold evil! I just do my job.
    Good luck."

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  • Nov 27, 2018 at 2:22 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -- -- -- ---

    Sent: Friday, November 23, 2018 3:25 AM
    Subject:has been hacked! Change your password immediately!

    Hello!

    I have very bad news for you.
    03/08/2018 - on this day I hacked your OS and got full access to your account []
    On this day your account rob@imsysllc.com has password: []

    So, you can change the password, yes.. But my malware intercepts it every time.

    How I made it:
    In the software of the router, through which you went online, was a vulnerability.
    I just hacked this router and placed my malicious code on it.
    When you went online, my trojan was installed on the OS 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 not big amount of btc to unlock.
    But I looked at the sites that you regularly visit, and I was shocked by what I saw!!!
    I'm talk you about sites for adults.

    I want to say - you are a BIG pervert. Your fantasy is shifted far away from the normal course!

    And I got an idea....
    I made a screenshot of the adult sites where you have fun (do you understand what it is about, huh?).
    After that, I made a screenshot of your joys (using the camera of your device) and glued them together.
    Turned out amazing! You are so spectacular!

    I'm know that you would not like to show these screenshots to your friends, relatives or colleagues.
    I think $820 is a very, very small amount for my silence.
    Besides, I have been spying on you for so long, having spent a lot of time!

    Pay ONLY in Bitcoins!
    My BTC wallet: 1GR7rJfntdcbfhKT1s33RDby4z5ex1ou4Z

    You do not know how to use bitcoins?
    Enter a query in any search engine: "how to replenish btc wallet".
    It's extremely easy

    For this payment I give you a little over two days (exactly 55 hours).
    As soon as this letter is opened, the timer will work.

    After payment, my virus and dirty screenshots with your enjoys will be self-destruct automatically.
    If I do not receive from you the specified amount, then your device will be locked, and all your contacts will receive a screenshots with your "enjoys".

    I hope you understand your situation.
    - Do not try to find and destroy my virus! (All your data, files and screenshots is already uploaded to a remote server)
    - Do not try to contact me (you yourself will see that this is impossible, I sent this email from your account)
    - Various security services will not help you; formatting a disk or destroying a device will not help, since your data is already on a remote server.

    P.S. You are not my single victim. so, I guarantee you that I will not disturb you again after payment!
    This is the word of honor hacker

    I also ask you to regularly update your antiviruses in the future. This way you will no longer fall into a similar situation.

    Do not hold evil! I just do my job.
    Good luck.

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  • Nov 19, 2018 at 11:58 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: niyi <amingo200@hotmail.com>
    Date: 19 November 2018 at 16:21:32 GMT
    Subject: Security Scam Warning. (your password:joerg1965)

    Dear user of [@hotmail.com]!

    I am a spyware software developer.
    Your account has been hacked by me in the past.

    I understand that it is hard to believe, but here is my evidence:
    - I sent you this email from your account.
    - Password from account @hotmail.com: [](on moment of hack).

    The hacking was carried out using a hardware vulnerability through which you went online (Cisco router, vulnerability CVE-2018-0296).

    I went around the security system in the router, installed an exploit there.
    When you went online, my exploit downloaded my malicious code (rootkit) to your device.
    This is driver software, I constantly updated it, so your antivirus is silent all time.

    Since then I have been following you (I can connect to your device via the VNC protocol).
    That is, I can see absolutely everything that you do, view and download your files and any data to yourself.
    I also have access to the camera on your device, and I periodically take photos and videos with you.

    At the moment, I have harvested a solid dirt... on you...
    I saved all your email and chats from your messangers. I also saved the entire history of the sites you visit.

    I note that it is useless to change the passwords. My malware update passwords from your accounts every times.

    I know what you like hard funs (adult sites).
    Oh, yes .. I'm know your secret life, which you are hiding from everyone.
    Oh my God, what are your like... I saw THIS ... Oh, you dirty naughty person ... :)

    I took photos and videos of your most passionate funs with adult content, and synchronized them in real time with the image of your camera.
    Believe it turned out very high quality!

    So, to the business!
    I'm sure you don't want to show these files and visiting history to all your contacts.

    Transfer $804 to my Bitcoin cryptocurrency wallet: 34v8YS7DMKVhz3ZqMfHAvZge4JbDFM3Hiq

    Just copy and paste the wallet number when transferring.
    If you do not know how to do this - ask Google.

    My system automatically recognizes the translation.
    As soon as the specified amount is received, all your data will be destroyed from my server, and the rootkit will be automatically removed from your system.
    Do not worry, I really will delete everything, since I am 'working' with many people who have fallen into your position.
    You will only have to inform your provider about the vulnerabilities in the router so that other hackers will not use it.

    Since opening this letter you have 48 hours.
    If funds not will be received, after the specified time has elapsed, the disk of your device will be formatted,
    and from my server will automatically send email and sms to all your contacts with compromising material.

    I advise you to remain prudent and not engage in nonsense (all files on my server).

    Good luck!"

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  • Nov 18, 2018 at 11:36 PM by an anonymous user from Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

    Received this scam:

    "I have bad news for you.
    19/07/2018 - on this day I hacked your operating system and got full access to your account

    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 visit, 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, 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 made a screenshot of your joys (using the camera of your device) and joined all together.
    It turned out beautifully, do not doubt.

    I am strongly belive that you would not like to show these pictures to your relatives, friends or colleagues.
    I think $715 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: 1H9bS7Zb6LEANLkM8yiF8EsoGEtMEeLFvC

    You do not know how to replenish a Bitcoin wallet?
    In any search engine write "how to send money to btc wallet".
    It's 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 "joys".

    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."

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  • Nov 18, 2018 at 9:33 AM by an anonymous user from Ukrainka, Kyiv, Ukraine

    Here is another scam:

    "Hello!

    I have bad news for you.
    19/07/2018 - on this day I hacked your operating system and got full access to your account []

    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 visit, 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, 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 made a screenshot of your joys (using the camera of your device) and joined all together.
    It turned out beautifully, do not doubt.

    I am strongly belive that you would not like to show these pictures to your relatives, friends or colleagues.
    I think $761 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: 1H9bS7Zb6LEANLkM8yiF8EsoGEtMEeLFvC

    You do not know how to replenish a Bitcoin wallet?
    In any search engine write "how to send money to btc wallet".
    It's 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 "joys".

    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."

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    • Nov 19, 2018 at 2:40 AM by an anonymous user from Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

      I got the same email this evening.

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      • Dec 18, 2018 at 8:16 AM by an anonymous user from Suzhou, Jiangsu, China

        Just got it as well

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  • Nov 5, 2018 at 5:15 AM by info

    Here is one of the fake emails:

    "I have bad news for you.

    27/08/2018 - on this day I hacked your operating system and got full access to your account

    On that day your account () password was:

    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 visit, 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 $965 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: 1LwibmKAKu4kt4SvRLYdUP3aW7vL3Y78zL

    You do not know how to replenish a Bitcoin wallet?
    In any search engine write "how to send money to btc wallet".
    It's 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 "joys".

    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."

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  • Nov 1, 2018 at 5:32 AM by an anonymous user from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    I also I have the identical one.

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  • Oct 26, 2018 at 12:49 PM by an anonymous user from Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

    I received 5 separate emails identical to the above this week. I am not able to forward them to you though.

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