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#279858 - 2018-11-01 07:27 Help needed: Dodgy Email
Registered: 2009-11-29
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Shaun Offline
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Shaun Offline
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Registered: 2009-11-29
Posts: 1,147
Loc: Isle of Man
Hi all,

I'm sure we have all had dodgy emails sent to us, but I have had one which is different.

See if I can explain this: It was sent to me from my email address. How is this done??

He or she has most of a password correct, which is unnerving. It isn't remotely like any important passwords so I'm not bothered about that. And I'm from Yorkshire so he's getting no money out of me lol!!!

And I don't go on any 'bad' sites, so I'm not bothered about that lol!

What should I do?

this is it:

I'm a programmer who cracked your email account and device about half year ago.
You entered a password on one of the insecure site you visited, and I catched it.
Your password from shaunhubbard@manxDOTnet on moment of crack: ******

Of course you can will change your password, or already made it.
But it doesn't matter, my rat software update it every time.

Please don't try to contact me or find me, it is impossible, since I sent you an email from your email account.

Through your e-mail, I uploaded malicious code to your Operation System.
I saved all of your contacts with friends, colleagues, relatives and a complete history of visits to the Internet resources.
Also I installed a rat software on your device and long tome spying for you.

You are not my only victim, I usually lock devices and ask for a ransom.
But I was struck by the sites of intimate content that you very often visit.

I am in shock of your reach fantasies! Wow! I've never seen anything like this!
I did not even know that SUCH content could be so exciting!

So, when you had fun on intime sites (you know what I mean!) I made screenshot with using my program from your camera of yours device.
After that, I jointed them to the content of the currently viewed site.

Will be funny when I send these photos to your contacts! And if your relatives see it?
BUT I'm sure you don't want it. I definitely would not want to ...

I will not do this if you pay me a little amount.
I think $809 is a nice price for it!

I accept only Bitcoins.
My BTC wallet: 15ZHnf1MPn6ybb8yUeAoCQ1AJtiKhg3NrP

If you have difficulty with this - Ask Google "how to make a payment on a bitcoin wallet". It's easy.
After receiving the above amount, all your data will be immediately removed automatically.
My virus will also will be destroy itself from your operating system.

My Trojan have auto alert, after this email is looked, I will be know it!

You have 2 days (48 hours) for make a payment.
If this does not happen - all your contacts will get crazy shots with your dirty life!
And so that you do not obstruct me, your device will be locked (also after 48 hours)

Do not take this frivolously! This is the last warning!
Various security services or antiviruses won't help you for sure (I have already collected all your data).

Here are the recommendations of a professional:
Antiviruses do not help against modern malicious code. Just do not enter your passwords on unsafe sites!

I hope you will be prudent.
Bye.


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#279859 - 2018-11-01 07:54 Re: Help needed: Dodgy Email [Re: Shaun]
Registered: 2004-12-09
Posts: 6,295
ChrisLayerUK Online content
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ChrisLayerUK Online content
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Registered: 2004-12-09
Posts: 6,295
Loc: Colchester, Essex, UK
Pass this to the police for sure...


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#279860 - 2018-11-01 07:57 Re: Help needed: Dodgy Email [Re: Shaun]
Registered: 2004-04-23
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Hi Shaun

Looks like this

Probably nothing to worry about but I would do a scan of your computer with antivirus, something like Malwarebytes (or which there is a free version)


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#279861 - 2018-11-01 09:08 Re: Help needed: Dodgy Email [Re: Cliff.]
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Shaun, I suggest you obfusticate the password details you have used in your post.... eek


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#279862 - 2018-11-01 09:53 Re: Help needed: Dodgy Email [Re: Shaun]
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Registered: 2006-06-22
Posts: 206
Loc: Merseyside, UK
I've had this email (or a variation of) a few times since July. I have ignored and deleted them each time, and as yet, nothing has happened. 99.99% a scam.


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#279866 - 2018-11-01 12:23 Re: Help needed: Dodgy Email [Re: Shaun]
Registered: 2009-06-25
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Registered: 2009-06-25
Posts: 864
Loc: West London, UK
I got that the other day too on an email address that I/we haven't used actively for about 10 years. I also ignored it. Google suggests there were some successful hacks around that time, or older, and that the password files stolen are still being passed around on the dark web. This email is difficult to report to Action Fraud as, as Shaun says, it appears to come from you to you!

I own the domain graculus (dot) com and use a new email address whenever I sign up for a new service. So I know that what was hacked in my case was a website called Citycreator. I signed up for one of my children way back when and it would have been the only time I used the email address citycreator (at) graculus (dot) com.

How did I get the email if I don't actively use the account? well my domain name provider enables a special email address "*" (at) graculus (dot) com so anything sent to an address you haven't specifically defined gets routed there. You could email donaldtrump (at) graculus (dot) com and I would get it. lol.


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(Another) Duncan
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#279898 - 2018-11-03 07:09 Re: Help needed: Dodgy Email [Re: DuncanBudd]
Registered: 2009-11-29
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Shaun Offline
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Shaun Offline
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Registered: 2009-11-29
Posts: 1,147
Loc: Isle of Man
Thank you everyone who helped, I'm still here! lol

Shaun


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