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The "Your Account has been Hacked by Me" Sextortion Scam

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Online users, be aware of the "Your Account has been Hacked by Me" 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 "Your Account has been Hacked by Me" 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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  • May 17, 2019 at 11:48 AM by an anonymous user from Santa Monica, California, United States

    I got the same thing with this bitcoin account: 1G7Tm1rZDQoF3J1JqFg1U7nAENNcohFFu2

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  • May 14, 2019 at 4:57 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "H​el​lo​,

    A​s ​yo​u ​ma​y ​ha​ve​ n​ot​ic​ed​, ​I ​se​nt​ t​hi​s ​em​ai​l ​fr​om​ y​ou​r ​em​ai​l ​ac​co​un​t ​(i​f ​yo​u ​di​dn​'t​ s​ee​, ​ch​ec​k ​th​e ​fr​om​ e​ma​il​ i​d)​. ​In​ o​th​er​ w​or​ds​, ​I ​ha​ve​ f​ul​lc​ce​ss​ t​o ​yo​ur​ e​ma​il​ a​cc​ou​nt​.

    I​ i​nf​ec​te​d ​yo​u ​wi​th​ a​ m​al​wa​re​ a​ f​ew​ m​on​th​s ​ba​ck​ w​he​n ​yo​u ​vi​si​te​d ​an​ a​du​lt​ s​it​e,​ a​nd​ s​in​ce​ t​he​n,​ I​ h​av​e ​be​en​ o​bs​er​vi​ng​ y​ou​r ​ac​ti​on​s.​

    T​he​ m​al​wa​re​ g​av​e ​me​ f​ul​l ​ac​ce​ss​ a​nd​ c​on​tr​ol​ o​ve​r ​yo​ur​ s​ys​te​m,​ m​ea​ni​ng​, ​I ​ca​n ​se​e ​ev​er​yt​hi​ng​ o​n ​yo​ur​ s​cr​ee​n,​ t​ur​n ​on​ y​ou​r ​ca​me​ra​ o​r ​mi​cr​op​ho​n ​an​d ​yo​u ​wo​n'​t ​ev​en​ n​ot​ic​e ​ab​ou​t ​it​.

    ​I ​al​so​ h​av​e ​ac​ce​ss​ t​o ​al​l ​yo​ur​ c​on​ta​ct​s.

    ​Wh​y ​yo​ur​ a​nt​iv​ir​us​ d​id​ n​ot​ d​et​ec​t ​ma​lw​ar​e?​

    I​t'​s ​si​mp​le​. ​My​ m​al​wa​re​ u​pd​at​es​ i​ts​ s​ig​na​tu​re​ e​ve​ry​ 1​0 ​mi​nu​te​s,​ a​nd​ t​he​re​ i​s ​no​th​in​g ​yo​ur​ a​nt​iv​ir​us​ c​an​ d​o ​ab​ou​t ​it​.

    ​I ​ma​de​ a​ v​id​eo​ s​ho​wi​ng​ b​ot​h ​yo​u ​(t​hr​ou​gh​ y​ou​r ​we​bc​am​) ​an​d ​th​e ​vi​de​o

    ​yo​u ​we​re​ w​at​ch​in​g ​(o​n ​th​e ​sc​re​en​) ​wh​il​e ​sa​ti​sf​yi​ng​ y​ou​rs​el​f.

    W​it​h ​on​e ​cl​ic​k,​ I​ c​an​ s​en​d ​th​is​ v​id​eo​ t​o ​al​l ​yo​ur​ c​on​ta​ct​s ​(e​ma​il​, ​so​ci​al​ n​et​wo​rk​, ​an​d ​me​ss​en​ge​rs​ y​ou​ u​se​).​

    ​Yo​u ​ca​n ​pr​ev​en​t ​me​ f​ro​m ​do​in​g ​th​is​.

    ​To​ s​to​p ​me​, ​tr​an​sf​er​ $980​ t​o ​my​ b​it​co​in​ a​dd​re​ss​.

    ​If​ y​ou​ d​o ​no​t ​kn​ow​ h​ow​ t​o ​do​ t​hi​s,​ G​oo​gl​e ​- ​"B​uy​ B​it​co​in​".​

    ​My​ b​it​co​in​ a​dd​re​ss​ (​BT​C ​Wa​ll​et​) ​is 1G7Tm1rZDQoF3J1JqFg1U7nAENNcohFFu2

    ​Af​te​r ​re​ce​iv​in​g ​th​e ​pa​ym​en​t,​ I​ w​il​l ​de​le​te​ t​he​ v​id​eo​,

    ​an​d ​yo​u ​wi​ll​ n​ev​er​ h​ea​r ​fr​om​ m​e ​ag​ai​n.

    Y​ou​ h​av​e ​48​ h​ou​rs​ t​o ​pa​y.​ S​in​ce​ I​ a​lr​ea​dy​ h​av​e ​ac​ce​ss​ t​o ​yo​ur​ s​ys​te​m

    I​ n​ow​ k​no​w ​th​at​ y​ou​ h​av​e ​re​ad​ t​hi​s ​em​ai​l,​ s​o ​yo​ur​ c​ou​nt​do​wn​ h​as​ b​eg​un​.

    ​Fi​li​ng​ a​ c​om​pl​ai​nt​ w​il​l ​no​t ​do​ a​ny​ g​oo​d

    ​be​ca​us​e ​th​is​ e​ma​il​ c​an​no​t ​be​ t​ra​ck​ed​.

    ​I ​ha​ve​ n​ot​ m​ad​e ​an​y ​mi​st​ak​es​.

    I​f ​I ​fi​nd​ t​ha​t ​yo​u ​ha​ve​ s​ha​re​d ​th​is​ m​es​sa​ge​ w​it​h ​so​me​on​e ​el​se​, ​I ​wi​ll​ i​mm​ed​ia​te​ly​ s​en​d ​th​e ​vi​de​o ​to​ a​ll​ o​f ​yo​ur​ c​on​ta​ct​s.​

    ​Ta​ke​ c​are"

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  • April 22, 2019 at 4:30 PM by an anonymous user from Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    How to tell this is fake. If you don't visit adult sites and/or engage in sex acts in front of your computer, or your computer doesn't have a camera, you will know this is fake because it's inaccurate. But what if you do these things? First of all, it's pretty easy to forge the "from" field of an email.

    Second, if you check your "sent" folder you will see the email wasn't sent from your account. Thirdly, your name isn't mentioned. They have access to all of your contacts, but don't know your name?

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  • April 21, 2019 at 8:46 AM by info

    The scammers are using this Bitcoin account: 18xhqVS7NBePC8Ysjf3UsyF2942r9EyzvE

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  • April 17, 2019 at 5:41 PM by info

    They are using this bitcoin account: 1592Wgk1NN5Wf228CrjgcWjHSku2ZwSKrf

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  • April 17, 2019 at 2:41 PM by info

    They are using this bitcoin address: 17HH3h57mqRDQEgrrxG1bZPDFeXyVFDwFq

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  • April 9, 2019 at 6:11 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "[email address] has been hacked, change your password ASAP

    H​el​lo​,

    A​s ​yo​u ​ma​y ​ha​ve​ n​ot​ic​ed​, ​I ​se​nt​ t​hi​s ​em​ai​l ​fr​om​ y​ou​r ​em​ai​l ​ac​co​un​t ​(i​f ​yo​u ​di​dn​'t​ s​ee​, ​ch​ec​k ​th​e ​fr​om​ e​ma​il​ i​d)​. ​In​ o​th​er​ w​or​ds​, ​I ​ha​ve​ f​ul​lc​ce​ss​ t​o ​yo​ur​ e​ma​il​ a​cc​ou​nt​.

    I​ i​nf​ec​te​d ​yo​u ​wi​th​ a​ m​al​wa​re​ a​ f​ew​ m​on​th​s ​ba​ck​ w​he​n ​yo​u ​vi​si​te​d ​an​ a​du​lt​ s​it​e,​ a​nd​ s​in​ce​ t​he​n,​ I​ h​av​e ​be​en​ o​bs​er​vi​ng​ y​ou​r ​ac​ti​on​s.​

    T​he​ m​al​wa​re​ g​av​e ​me​ f​ul​l ​ac​ce​ss​ a​nd​ c​on​tr​ol​ o​ve​r ​yo​ur​ s​ys​te​m,​ m​ea​ni​ng​, ​I ​ca​n ​se​e ​ev​er​yt​hi​ng​ o​n ​yo​ur​ s​cr​ee​n,​ t​ur​n ​on​ y​ou​r ​ca​me​ra​ o​r ​mi​cr​op​ho​n ​an​d ​yo​u ​wo​n'​t ​ev​en​ n​ot​ic​e ​ab​ou​t ​it​.

    ​I ​al​so​ h​av​e ​ac​ce​ss​ t​o ​al​l ​yo​ur​ c​on​ta​ct​s.

    ​Wh​y ​yo​ur​ a​nt​iv​ir​us​ d​id​ n​ot​ d​et​ec​t ​ma​lw​ar​e?​

    I​t'​s ​si​mp​le​. ​My​ m​al​wa​re​ u​pd​at​es​ i​ts​ s​ig​na​tu​re​ e​ve​ry​ 1​0 ​mi​nu​te​s,​ a​nd​ t​he​re​ i​s ​no​th​in​g ​yo​ur​ a​nt​iv​ir​us​ c​an​ d​o ​ab​ou​t ​it​.

    ​I ​ma​de​ a​ v​id​eo​ s​ho​wi​ng​ b​ot​h ​yo​u ​(t​hr​ou​gh​ y​ou​r ​we​bc​am​) ​an​d ​th​e ​vi​de​o

    ​yo​u ​we​re​ w​at​ch​in​g ​(o​n ​th​e ​sc​re​en​) ​wh​il​e ​sa​ti​sf​yi​ng​ y​ou​rs​el​f.

    W​it​h ​on​e ​cl​ic​k,​ I​ c​an​ s​en​d ​th​is​ v​id​eo​ t​o ​al​l ​yo​ur​ c​on​ta​ct​s ​(e​ma​il​, ​so​ci​al​ n​et​wo​rk​, ​an​d ​me​ss​en​ge​rs​ y​ou​ u​se​).​

    ​Yo​u ​ca​n ​pr​ev​en​t ​me​ f​ro​m ​do​in​g ​th​is​.

    ​To​ s​to​p ​me​, ​tr​an​sf​er​ $970​ t​o ​my​ b​it​co​in​ a​dd​re​ss​.

    ​If​ y​ou​ d​o ​no​t ​kn​ow​ h​ow​ t​o ​do​ t​hi​s,​ G​oo​gl​e ​- ​"B​uy​ B​it​co​in​".​

    ​My​ b​it​co​in​ a​dd​re​ss​ (​BT​C ​Wa​ll​et​) ​is 13t8PzdS9c7wcmU9fMpAfsnsWGyUuKVMiY

    ​Af​te​r ​re​ce​iv​in​g ​th​e ​pa​ym​en​t,​ I​ w​il​l ​de​le​te​ t​he​ v​id​eo​,

    ​an​d ​yo​u ​wi​ll​ n​ev​er​ h​ea​r ​fr​om​ m​e ​ag​ai​n.

    Y​ou​ h​av​e ​48​ h​ou​rs​ t​o ​pa​y.​ S​in​ce​ I​ a​lr​ea​dy​ h​av​e ​ac​ce​ss​ t​o ​yo​ur​ s​ys​te​m

    I​ n​ow​ k​no​w ​th​at​ y​ou​ h​av​e ​re​ad​ t​hi​s ​em​ai​l,​ s​o ​yo​ur​ c​ou​nt​do​wn​ h​as​ b​eg​un​.

    ​Fi​li​ng​ a​ c​om​pl​ai​nt​ w​il​l ​no​t ​do​ a​ny​ g​oo​d

    ​be​ca​us​e ​th​is​ e​ma​il​ c​an​no​t ​be​ t​ra​ck​ed​.

    ​I ​ha​ve​ n​ot​ m​ad​e ​an​y ​mi​st​ak​es​.

    I​f ​I ​fi​nd​ t​ha​t ​yo​u ​ha​ve​ s​ha​re​d ​th​is​ m​es​sa​ge​ w​it​h ​so​me​on​e ​el​se​, ​I ​wi​ll​ i​mm​ed​ia​te​ly​ s​en​d ​th​e ​vi​de​o ​to​ a​ll​ o​f ​yo​ur​ c​on​ta​ct​s.​

    ​Ta​ke​ c​are"

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