The "I'm a Spyware Software Developer" Sextortion Scam

The "I'm a Spyware Software Developer" Sextortion Scam

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Online users, be aware of the "I'm a Spyware Software Developer" sextortion email scam below. The scam is being used by scammers to frighten and trick their potential victims into sending them money via Bitcoin. But, do not send the thieves or tricksters your money because the same scammers have not infected your device with a Trojan horse virus, and do not have videos clips or recordings of you watching porn from adult websites.

A few months ago, scammers used a similar scam to trick potential victims into sending them money. Click here to learn more.

The "I'm a Spyware Software Developer" Sextortion 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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  • April 26, 2019 at 9:53 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: <francygiu1@aliceposte.it>

    Date: 24 April 2019 at 21:26:20 CEST

    Subject: Important information about your account: [email address]


    This is important information for you!

    Some months ago I hacked your OS and got full access to your account [email address]

    On day of hack your account [email address] has password:

    So, you can change the password, yes.. Or already changed... 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 used it...

    If you interested you can read about it: CVE-2019-1663 - a vulnerability in the web-based management interface of the Cisco routers.

    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 backup 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 $731 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: 1MJne4rgeirTYxCwC81nJHPqox7DSsCMoe

    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 good do my job.

    Good luck."


  • April 10, 2019 at 11:01 AM by info

    352gxZgUFm835WKh4WFZgQ9cDhciuv5o74 is another Bitcoin account they are using.


  • April 10, 2019 at 10:47 AM by info

    I was sent this scam:

    "From: Anonymous Hacker [tamisha-883@b.anonymoushackers.rocks]

    Sent: 07 April 2019 22:12

    Subject: IMPORTANT! You have been recorded ʍasturbating! I have Eamonnhaddon.mp4!


    Hi there,

    The last time you visited a Ƿorn website with teenagers, you downloaded and installed the vίruş I developed.

    My program has turned on your cam and recorded the act of your ʍasturbation..

    My software also downloaded all your email contact lίsts and a list of your friends on Facebook.

    I have the - Eamonnhaddon.mp4 - with you jerkίng off to teens, as well as a file with all your contacts on my computer.

    You are very Ƿerverted!

    If you want me to delete both files and keep the secret, you must send me the Bitcoin payment.

    I give you 72 hours only to transfer the funds.

    If you don't know how to pay with Bitcoin, visit Google and search - how to buy bitcoin.

    Send 2,000 USD (0.400834 BTC)

    to this Bitcoin address as soon as possible:


    (copy and paste)

    1 BTC = 5,060 USD right now, so send exactly 0.400834 BTC to the address above.

    Do not try to cheat me!

    As soon as you open this Email I will know you opened it. I am tracking all actions on your device..

    This Bitcoin address is linked to you only, so I will know when you send the correct amount.

    When you pay in full, I will remove both files and deactivate my program.

    If you choose to not send the transfer...

    I will send your ʍasturbation vίdeo to


    contact lists that I hacked.

    Here are the payment details again:

    Send 2,000 USD (0.400834 BTC) to this Bitcoin address:


    (copy and paste)

    You саn visit police but nobody can help you.

    I know what I am doing.

    I don't live in your country and I know how to stay anonymous.

    Don't try to deceive me - I will know it immediately - my spy software is recording all the websites you visit and all your key presses.

    If you do - I will send this ugly vίd to everyone you know, INCLUDING YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS.

    Don't cheat me! Don't forget the shame and if you ignore this message your life will be ruined.

    I am waiting for your Bitcoin payment.

    You have 72 hours left.

    Anonymous Hacker

    P.S. If you need more time to buy and send BTC, open your notepad and write '48h more'.

    This way you can contact me.

    I will consider giving you another 48 hours before I release the vίd, but only when I see that you are really struggling to buy bitcoin.

    I KNOW you can afford it - so don't play around..."


  • March 27, 2019 at 9:55 AM by info

    The scammers are using this Bitcoin account: 18ea33ryiqUHpiFdZjHtGcm3dHjBcMQ5Lq


  • February 19, 2019 at 6:11 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Hi, your account is now infected! Renew your pswd right this moment!

    You may not know me me and you may be most likely interested for what reason you're reading this particular e-mail, proper?

    I'm hacker who cracked your email and digital devices two months ago.

    Do not try out to talk to me or try to find me, it is definitely not possible, considering that I sent you an email using YOUR hacked account.

    I've build in spyware to the adult videos (porno) site and guess that you have spent time on this site to enjoy it (think you understand what I mean).

    When you have been watching content, your browser started out functioning like a RDP (Remote Control) that have a keylogger which provided me access to your monitor and network camera.

    Next step, my software got all information.

    You put pass codes on the sites you visited, I caught them.

    Of course, it's possible to modify each of them, or have already changed them.

    But it really does not matter, my spyware updates it every 5 minutes.

    And what I have done?

    I compiled a reserve copy of the device. Of each file and personal contacts.

    I formed a dual-screen record. The 1 part presents the video you had been observing (you've got a good preferences, wow...), and the second part presents the video from your own web camera.

    What exactly do you have to do?

    So, in my opinion, 1000 USD will be a inexpensive amount of money for our small riddle. You will make the payment by bitcoins (if you don't understand this, search “how to buy bitcoin” in Google).

    My bitcoin wallet address: 16SUeCDkiXdCJBWUQcyot49CdTDP6BYgSV

    (It is cAsE sensitive, so copy and paste it).


    You have only 48 hours to perform the payment. (I put an unique pixel to this message, and at this time I understand that you've read this email).

    To monitor the reading of a letter and the activity within it, I use a Facebook pixel. Thanks to them. (The stuff that is the authorities might actually helpus.)

    If I fail to get bitcoins, I'll certainly direct your video file to all your contacts, such as family members, co-workers, and many more?"


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The "I'm a Spyware Software Developer" Sextortion Scam