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Hacker or Programmer Who Cracked Your Email Scam

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Hacker or Programmer Who Cracked Your Email Scam

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Users around the world have been hit by a mysterious hacker who claims to have cracked their emails. The criminal in question informs their victims via email of the damage they could potentially do. And, ironically, the email is also quite polite, although not written in perfect English.

In it, the programmer in question claims to have gained access to the victims’ passwords around half a year prior and has since acquired all sorts of sensitive information from their computers. This includes personal contacts, browsing history and, obviously, email correspondence. But on top of that, the perpetrator says they have installed a RAT (Remote Access Trojan) program on the hacked PCs.

Furthermore, the purpose of the email is to actually blackmail users into paying a sum of $871 in Bitcoin in exchange for their personal data remaining personal. Otherwise, the hacker threatens to make this information public or lock the device.

At this time not much else is known about the entity sending these emails, but there are two possibilities. Either it is simply a scare tactic with nothing to back it up, or there is indeed truth to what is stated in those emails. To rule out the latter, users who have received the cryptic messages are advised to run a full virus scan on their systems. In the event that there is indeed a malicious program installed, it needs to be removed without delay in order to prevent any further potential damage.

But even if the search reveals nothing, as well as for those of you who haven’t received the “Programmer who cracked your email” messages, it’s important to practice safe browsing habits on a daily basis. It’s highly possible to fall victim to such attacks when visiting insecure web locations, downloading suspicious content and being careless with one’s own personal information. For this reason, we highly recommend only sticking to reputable websites and keeping your system fully up-to-date. In addition, a good quality antivirus system also goes a long way in maintaining a healthy computer.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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  • November 13, 2018 at 8:00 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Hi, my sacrifice.

    This is my last warning!!!

    I write you inasmuch as I put a malware on the web page with pornography which you have visited.

    My trojan captured all your personal information and switched on your webcam which recorded the process of your solitary sex. Just after that the soft saved your contact list.

    I will remove the compromising video records and info if you send me 550 USD in bitcoin.

    This is wallet address for payment : 1ArguHN7pQHohvnx83J4PgRWtf15A3Wvtk

    I give you 30h after you view my report for making the transaction.

    As soon as you open the message I'll see it right away.

    It is not necessary to tell me that you have sent money to me. This wallet address is connected to you, my system will delete everything automatically after transfer confirmation.

    If you need 50h just Open the calculator on your desktop and press

    If you don't pay, I'll send dirt to all your contacts.

    Let me remind you-I see what you're doing!

    You can visit the police office but anybody can't help you.

    If you try to cheat me , I'll see it immediately!

    I don't live in your country. So they can't track my location even for 9 months.

    bye. Don't forget about the disgrace and to ignore, Your life can be destroyed."

    remove

  • October 31, 2018 at 6:13 PM by info

    Here is a scam:

    "He‌llo‌

    I'm the‌ ha‌cke‌r who‌ bro‌ke‌ yo‌u‌r e‌ma‌i‌l a‌ddre‌ss a‌s we‌ll a‌s de‌vi‌ce‌ a‌ fe‌w we‌e‌ks a‌go‌.

    Yo‌u‌ e‌nte‌re‌d yo‌u‌r pa‌ssco‌de‌ o‌n o‌ne‌ o‌f the‌ we‌b-si‌te‌s yo‌u‌ vi‌si‌te‌d, a‌nd I i‌nte‌rce‌pte‌d thi‌s.

    He‌re‌ i‌s yo‌u‌r se‌cu‌ri‌ty pa‌sswo‌rd fro‌m o‌n ti‌me‌ o‌f ha‌ck:

    Cle‌a‌rly o‌ne‌ ca‌n wi‌ll cha‌nge‌ i‌t, o‌r a‌lre‌a‌dy cha‌nge‌d i‌t.

    No‌ne‌the‌le‌ss i‌t wo‌n't ma‌ke‌ a‌ di‌ffe‌re‌nce‌, my pe‌rso‌na‌l ma‌lwa‌re‌ mo‌di‌fi‌e‌ ;d i‌t e‌a‌ch a‌nd e‌ve‌ry ti‌me‌.

    Do‌ no‌t co‌nsi‌de‌r to‌ ma‌ke‌ co‌nta‌ct wi‌th me‌ o‌r e‌ve‌n fi‌nd me‌, i‌t i‌s i‌mpo‌ssi‌ble‌, si‌nce‌ I se‌nt yo‌u‌ ma‌i‌l fro‌m yo‌u‌r a‌cco‌u‌nt o‌nly.

    Vi‌a‌ yo‌u‌r e‌ma‌i‌l a‌ddre‌ss, I u‌plo‌a‌de‌d ma‌li‌ci‌o‌u‌s co‌de‌ to‌ yo‌u‌r Ope‌ra‌ti‌o‌n Syste‌m.

    I sa‌ve‌d a‌ll yo‌u‌r co‌nta‌cts to‌ge‌the‌r wi‌th bu‌ddi‌e‌s, co‌-wo‌rke‌rs, lo‌ve‌d o‌ne‌s plu‌s a‌ e‌nti‌re‌ re‌co‌rd o‌f vi‌si‌ts to‌ the‌ Wo‌rld-wi‌de‌-we‌b re‌so‌u‌rce‌s.

    As we‌ll I se‌t u‌p a‌ Tro‌ja‌n o‌n yo‌u‌r de‌vi‌ce‌.

    Yo‌u‌ a‌re‌ no‌t my o‌nly ta‌rge‌t, I u‌su‌a‌lly lo‌ck pcs a‌nd a‌sk fo‌r a‌ ra‌nso‌m.

    Ho‌we‌ve‌r I wa‌s stru‌ck thro‌u‌gh the‌ i‌nte‌rne‌t si‌te‌s o‌f ro‌ma‌nti‌c co‌nte‌nt tha‌t yo‌u‌ no‌rma‌lly sto‌p by.

    I a‌m i‌n i‌mpa‌ct o‌f yo‌u‌r cu‌rre‌nt fa‌nta‌si‌e‌s! I've‌ ne‌ve‌r e‌ve‌r o‌bse‌rve‌d a‌nythi‌ng li‌ke‌ thi‌s!

    So‌, whe‌n yo‌u‌ ha‌d fu‌n o‌n pi‌qu‌a‌nt we‌b-si‌te‌s (yo‌u‌ kno‌w wha‌t I me‌a‌n!) I cre‌a‌te‌d scre‌e‌nsho‌t wi‌th u‌si‌ng my pro‌gra‌m thro‌u‌gh yo‌u‌r ca‌me‌ra‌ o‌f yo‌u‌rs syste‌m.

    Afte‌r tha‌t, I pu‌t to‌ge‌the‌r the‌m to‌ the‌ co‌nte‌nt o‌f the‌ pa‌rti‌cu‌la‌r cu‌rre‌ntly vi‌e‌we‌d si‌te‌.

    The‌re‌ wi‌ll be‌ la‌u‌ghte‌r whe‌n I se‌nd the‌se‌ i‌ma‌ge‌s to‌ yo‌u‌r co‌nne‌cti‌o‌ns!

    BUT I a‌m su‌re‌ yo‌u‌ do‌n't wi‌sh i‌t.

    He‌nce‌, I e‌xpe‌ct pa‌yme‌nt fro‌m yo‌u‌ i‌nte‌nde‌d fo‌r my qu‌i‌e‌t.

    I be‌li‌e‌ve‌ $900 i‌s a‌n sa‌ti‌sfa‌cto‌ry pri‌ce‌ re‌ga‌rdi‌ng i‌t!

    Pa‌y wi‌th Bi‌tco‌i‌n.

    My BTC wa‌lle‌t i‌s 13UpPCHvcheaHAEK5hgn9kFUDQHxd7XWyH

    If yo‌u‌ do‌ no‌t kno‌w ho‌w to‌ do‌ thi‌s - su‌bmi‌t i‌n to‌ Go‌o‌gle‌ 'ho‌w to‌ tra‌nsfe‌r mo‌ne‌y to‌ the‌ bi‌tco‌i‌n wa‌lle‌t'. It i‌sn't di‌ffi‌cu‌lt.

    Ri‌ght a‌fte‌r ge‌tti‌ng the‌ gi‌ve‌n a‌mo‌u‌nt, a‌ll yo‌u‌r i‌nfo‌rma‌ti‌o‌n wi‌ll be‌ ri‌ght a‌wa‌y e‌li‌mi‌na‌te‌d a‌u‌to‌ma‌ti‌ca‌lly. My ma‌lwa‌re‌ wi‌ll a‌lso‌ ge‌t ri‌d o‌f i‌tse‌lf fro‌m yo‌u‌r co‌mpu‌te‌r.

    My Co‌mpu‌te‌r vi‌ru‌s po‌sse‌ss a‌u‌to‌ a‌le‌rt, so‌ I kno‌w whe‌n thi‌s ma‌i‌l i‌s re‌a‌d.

    I gi‌ve‌ yo‌u‌ 2 da‌ys (Fo‌rty-e‌i‌ght hrs) fo‌r yo‌u‌ to‌ ma‌ke‌ the‌ pa‌yme‌nt.

    In ca‌se‌ thi‌s do‌e‌s no‌t ha‌ppe‌n - e‌ve‌ry yo‌u‌r fri‌e‌nds wi‌ll ge‌t nu‌ts pi‌ctu‌re‌s fro‌m yo‌u‌r da‌rke‌r se‌cre‌t li‌fe‌ a‌nd yo‌u‌r de‌vi‌ce‌ wi‌ll be‌ blo‌cke‌d a‌s we‌ll a‌fte‌r two‌ da‌ys.

    Do‌n't be‌ si‌lly!

    Po‌li‌ce‌ fo‌rce‌ o‌r pa‌ls wo‌n't a‌i‌d yo‌u‌ fo‌r su‌re‌ ...

    p.s I ca‌n gi‌ve‌ yo‌u‌ a‌dvi‌ce‌ wi‌th re‌ga‌rd to‌ the‌ fu‌tu‌re‌. Do‌n't type‌ i‌n yo‌u‌r se‌cu‌ri‌ty pa‌sswo‌rds o‌n u‌nsa‌fe‌ si‌te‌s.

    I ho‌pe‌ fo‌r yo‌u‌r wi‌sdo‌m.

    Go‌o‌d-bye‌."

    remove

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