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"I Hacked Your Device and You Have a Problem Now" Scam

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"I Hacked Your Device and You Have a Problem Now" Scam

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Online users, please DO NOT follow the instructions in the "I Hacked Your Device and You Have a Problem Now" emails like the one below, which claim your operating system has been hacked 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.

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.

"I Hacked Your Device and You Have a Problem Now" Scam

Hi.

I think you will not be happy, because I have a very bad news for you.

Just a few months ago I hacked your operating system and I have full control of your device.

I implanted a small application into your device which sends me your current IP address and allows me to connect to your device just like remote desktop.

Even if you change your password, it won’t help.

How I infected you?

The router that you used to connect to Internet had a security hole.

You can read about this problem by searching for CVE-2018-10562.

I hacked your router and I put my code into it, and when you tried to connect to Internet, my program infected your device.

Later I made a full copy of your hard drive (I have all your email contact lists, list of websites you visited, phone numbers, your passwords etc.)

A little while later, when I was searching your web browsing history I was shocked by what I saw!! The sites for adults you are visiting..

you know what I mean...

I just want to say - your fantasies are shifted far away from the normal course!...

For months I have been spying on you through your device camera, especially when you visited those sites to have fun...

Those videos show clearly you having fun and the content for adults you were watching.. this is pretty nasty and I would be very worried if I were you.

I have secured 4 videos:

[email address removed]_1557074047.mp4 (119.1 MB)

[email address removed]_1555285697.mp4 (64.5 MB)

[email address removed]_1558107647.mp4 (57.0 MB)

[email address removed]_1559183429.mp4 (46.3 MB)

You can verify that the timestamps correspond to the moments you were enjoying yourself...

Now, because I do not like at all what I saw (that’s pretty crazy and ugly) I ask you to send me a donation through Bitcoin network.

2000 US dollars is a fair price (considering your perversions).

If you want me to forget about the whole case, remove the files and disable the nasty app that is spying you, send me the Bitcoin payment within 72 hours. Yes, I give you 72 hours only.

Here is my wallet:

Send exactly 0.291578 BTC to my address:

15NM7zDN9efbmATcAr66VA4eu2rUgfmwft

(copy it and paste - it’s case sensitive)

0.291578 BTC = 3300 dollars

If you do not send me the Bitcoin, I promise you - I will send those 4 files with you enjoying yourself to all your contact lists, associates and social network friends.

I still have access to your device and I know when you read this message.

When you opened it, time started ticking. You have 72 hours only!

I am from Russia and nobody will help you if you report this email.. Before they find me your life will be ruined! If you do not cooperate with me - I will release this ugly material immediately.

This is why I advise you - send me the Bitcoin and let’s forget about the whole situation. I know you can afford it.

If you do not know how to send bitcoin

Step 1: Create an account on www.localbitcoins.com

Step 2: Buy 0.291578 BITCOIN

Step 3: Send the amount on this BTC address:

15NM7zDN9efbmATcAr66VA4eu2rUgfmwft

Step 4: Contact me on this email

address:tjanssen1st_0605@yahoo.co.jp with this subject:

012VIPERMARVO-RESTOREKEYPC4102934

After this steps you will receive through email the key and a

decrypt tutorial.

Here is another list where you can buy bitcoin:

https://bitcoin.org/en/exchanges

Here is my address again:

Send exactly:

0.291578 BTC

to my address:

15NM7zDN9efbmATcAr66VA4eu2rUgfmwft

Remember to send the exact amount as above! This way I will know it’s from you.

Do not be angry at me. This is just my job, and you are not the only person I caught.

Be angry at your fantasies - if you didn’t visit those sites for adults you would have no problem.. but now...

I am waiting for your bitcoin.

Remember, time is ticking..

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  • October 10, 2019 at 4:44 PM by an anonymous user from Guymon, Oklahoma, United States

    That's the exact email I received.

    remove

  • September 26, 2019 at 12:23 PM by info

    Here is another scam, please do not follow the instructions below:

    -----Original Message-----

    Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2019 8:46 AM

    Subject: I hacked your device and you have a problem now...

    Hi.

    I think you will not be happy, because I have a very bad news for you.

    Just a few months ago I hacked your operating system and I have full control of your device.

    I implanted a small application into your device which sends me your current IP address and allows me to connect to your device just like remote desktop.

    Even if you change your password, it won’t help.

    How I infected you?

    The router that you used to connect to Internet had a security hole.

    You can read about this problem by searching for CVE-2018-10562.

    I hacked your router and I put my code into it, and when you tried to connect to Internet, my program infected your device.

    Later I made a full copy of your hard drive (I have all your email contact lists, list of websites you visited, phone numbers, your passwords etc.)

    A little while later, when I was searching your web browsing history I was shocked by what I saw!!

    The sites for adults you are visiting... you know what I mean...

    I just want to say - your fantasies are shifted far away from the normal course!...

    For months I have been spying on you through your device camera..

    especially when you visited those sites to have fun...

    Those videos show clearly you having fun and the content for adults you were watching.. this is pretty nasty and I would be very worried if I were you.

    I have secured 2 videos:

    _1557074047.mp4 (119.1 MB)

    _1555285697.mp4 (64.5 MB)

    You can verify that the timestamps correspond to the moments you were enjoying yourself...

    Now, because I do not like at all what I saw (that’s pretty crazy and

    ugly) I ask you to send me a donation through Bitcoin network.

    2000 US dollars is a fair price (considering your perversions).

    If you want me to forget about the whole case, remove the files and disable the nasty app that is spying you, send me the Bitcoin payment within 72 hours. Yes, I give you 72 hours only.

    Here is my wallet:

    Send exactly 0.291578 BTC to my address:

    1JoRT4ko63qkYHXZQ9JuC4bDPiAqhfMEUJ

    (copy it and paste - it’s case sensitive)

    0.291578 BTC = 2000 dollars

    If you do not send me the Bitcoin, I promise you - I will send those files with you enjoying yourself to all your contact lists, associates and social network friends.

    I still have access to your device and I know when you read this message.

    When you opened it, time started ticking. You have 72 hours only!

    I am from Russia and nobody will help you if you report this email.. Before they find me your life will be ruined! If you do not cooperate with me - I will release this ugly material immediately.

    This is why I advise you - send me the Bitcoin and let’s forget about the whole situation. I know you can afford it.

    If you do not know how to send bitcoin

    Step 1: Create an account on www.localbitcoins.com Step 2: Buy 0.291578 BITCOIN Step 3: Send the amount on this BTC address:

    1JoRT4ko63qkYHXZQ9JuC4bDPiAqhfMEUJ

    Step 4: Contact me on this email address realzaddy0147@vivaldi.net copy to realzaddy0147@aol.com with this

    subject: 012VIPERMARVO-RESTOREKEYPC4102934 After this steps you will receive through email the key and a decrypt tutorial.

    Here is another list where you can buy bitcoin:

    https://bitcoin.org/en/exchanges

    Here is my address again:

    Send exactly:

    0.291578 BTC

    to my address:

    1JoRT4ko63qkYHXZQ9JuC4bDPiAqhfMEUJ

    Remember to send the exact amount as above! This way I will know it’s from you.

    Do not be angry at me. This is just my job, and you are not the only person I caught.

    Be angry at your fantasies - if you didn’t visit those sites for adults you would have no problem.. but now...

    I am waiting for your bitcoin.

    Remember, time is ticking..

    remove

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