Cybercriminals have been extorting money from their potential victims by falsely claiming they have installed some Remote Administration Tool or REMOTE ACCESS TROJAN on their potential victims' computers and lie about having videos of them in a compromised position or watching porn.
The cybercriminals may have your old password, but it doesn't mean that they have anything on you. It appears they may have gotten your password from the Yahoo or other internet hacks or data breaches that took place a few months or years ago. Yahoo and the companies who suffered the data breach have forced their users to change their passwords, so they should have nothing to worry about.
An "Installed One Rat Software into You Device" Extortion Email
Hi, dear user of
We have installed one RAT software into you device
For this moment your email account is hacked too.
Changed your password? You're doing great!
But my software recognizes every such action. I'm updating passwords!
I'm always one step ahead....
So... I have downloaded all confidential information from your system and I got some more evidence.
The most interesting moment that I have discovered are videos records where you masturbating.
I posted EternalBlue Exploit modification on porn site, and then you installed my malicious code (trojan) on your operation system.
When you clicked the button Play on porn video, at that moment my trojan was downloaded to your device.
After installation, your front camera shoots video every time you masturbate, in addition, the software is synchronized with the video you choose.
For the moment, the software has harvrested all your contact information from social networks and email addresses.
If you need to erase all of your collected data and video with your enjoy, send me $600(usd) in BTC (crypto currency).
This is my Bitcoin wallet: 15Z4Y1q5QufvFPvRBKhwVhQyFTLwEQ5f4J
You have 48 hours after reading this letter.
After your transaction I will erase all your data.
Otherwise, I will send video with your pranks to all your colleagues, friends and relatives!!!
P.S. I'm asking you - not to answer this letter because the sender's address is fake, just to keep me incognito.
And henceforth be more careful!
Please visit only secure sites!
It is possible to use Java Applet in older web browsers, which is a small application or plugin used in web browsers, to collect MAC address and maybe browser history, but none of the other listed items. And, all new web browsers do not support Java Applet. So, we know who sent the email is lying.
And, the FBI will never ask you to send them money.