Have You Received A Threatening Email Asking For Bitcoin?

Don’t worry! In fact, congratulations, you are popular! Pretty much everyone has received a version of this bogus email threatening to expose risqué webcam footage of their mark to contacts. Be assured it is fake, even if it contains one of your online passwords!

These are some examples of the email:

Hello
I am a spy͏ware software developer.
26/10/2019 – On this day I hacke͏d your OS and got full acce͏ss to your account [REDACTED]
I sent this message from your ac͏count
The hacking was carried out using a hardware vulnera͏bility through which you went online.
I went around the security system in the router, insta͏lled an exploit there.
When you went online, my exploit downloaded my malicious code (rootkit) to your device.
Why your anti͏virus did not detect malware? My malware uses the driver, I update its signatures every 3 hours so that your antivirus is silent.
Since then I have been following you (I can connect to your device via the VNC prot͏ocol).
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 perio͏dically 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 si͏tes you visit.
I know what you like adult sites.
Oh, yes… I’m know your secret life, which you are hiding from everyone.
I took photos and videos of your most passio͏nate funs with adult content, and synchronized them in real time with the ima͏ge of your camera.
Believe it turned out very high quality!
I’m sure you don’t want to show these files and vis͏iting history to all your contacts.
Tran͏sfer $805 to my Bitcoin cryptocurrency wallet: [bitcoin address]
Just copy and paste the wallet number when transf͏erring.
If you do not know how to do this – ask Google.
My system automa͏tically recognizes the transfer.
As soon as the specified amount is received, all your data will be destr͏oyed from my server, and the rootkit will be automatically remo͏ved from your system.
Hello
I am a spy͏ware software developer.
26/10/2019 – On this day I hacke͏d your OS and got full acce͏ss to your account [REDACTED]
I sent this message from your ac͏count
The hacking was carried out using a hardware vulnera͏bility through which you went online.
I went around the security system in the router, insta͏lled an exploit there.
When you went online, my exploit downloaded my malicious code (rootkit) to your device.
Why your anti͏virus did not detect malware? My malware uses the driver, I update its signatures every 3 hours so that your antivirus is silent.
Since then I have been following you (I can connect to your device via the VNC prot͏ocol).
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 perio͏dically 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 si͏tes you visit.
I know what you like adult sites.
Oh, yes… I’m know your secret life, which you are hiding from everyone.
I took photos and videos of your most passio͏nate funs with adult content, and synchronized them in real time with the ima͏ge of your camera.
Believe it turned out very high quality!
I’m sure you don’t want to show these files and vis͏iting history to all your contacts.
Tran͏sfer $805 to my Bitcoin cryptocurrency wallet: [REDACTED]
Just copy and paste the wallet number when transf͏erring.
If you do not know how to do this – ask Google.
My system automa͏tically recognizes the transfer.
As soon as the specified amount is received, all your data will be destr͏oyed from my server, and the rootkit will be automatically remo͏ved from your system.

Not just in English!

Te saludo!
Tengo malas noticias para ti.
23/05/2019 – en este día pirateé su sistema operativo y obtuve acceso completo a su cuenta xxxxxxx
Así fue como fue.
En el software del enrutador a través del cual se conectó, hubo una vulnerabilidad.
Primero pirateé este enrutador y puse mi código malicioso en él.
Cuando ingresó a través de Internet, mi troyano se instaló en el sistema operativo de su dispositivo.
Después de eso, hice un volcado completo de su disco (tengo toda su libreta de direcciones,
historial de sitios de visualización, todos los archivos, números de teléfono y direcciones de todos sus contactos).
Hace un mes, quería bloquear su dispositivo y pedir una pequeña cantidad de dinero para desbloquear.
Pero miré los sitios que visitas regularmente. Estoy sorprendido por tus recursos favoritos.
Estoy hablando de sitios para adultos.
Quiero decir que eres un gran pervertido. ¡Has desenfrenado la fantasía!
Después de eso, una idea vino a mi mente.
Tomé una captura de pantalla del sitio web íntimo donde te diviertes (sabes a qué me refiero, ¿sí?).
Después de eso tomé una foto de tu entretenimiento (usando la cámara de tu dispositivo).
El resultado fue genial! No lo dudes!
Estoy profundamente convencido de que no le gustaría mostrar estas imágenes a sus familiares, amigos o colegas.
Creo que $346 es una pequeña cantidad para mi silencio.
¡Además, pasé mucho tiempo contigo!
Acepto dinero en bitcoins.
Mi billetera BTC: [REDACTED}
¿No sabes cómo transferir dinero a Bitcoin?
En cualquier motor de búsqueda escriba “¿Cómo transferir dinero a bitcoin”.
¡Es más fácil que transferir dinero a una tarjeta de crédito!
Para el pago tienes un poco más de dos días (exactamente 50 horas).
No se preocupe, el temporizador comenzará en el momento en que abra esta carta. Sí, sí … ¡Ya ha comenzado!
Después del pago, mi virus y el compromiso contigo se autodestruyen automáticamente.
Narrativa: si no recibo la cantidad especificada de usted, su dispositivo se bloqueará y todos sus contactos recibirán una foto con su “entretenimiento”.
Quiero que seas prudente.¡No intentes encontrar y destruir mi virus! (Todos sus datos ya están cargados en un servidor remoto)No intente contactarme (esto es imposible, la dirección del remitente fue generada al azar)Varios servicios de seguridad no lo ayudarán; formatear un disco o destruir un dispositivo tampoco ayudará, ya que sus datos ya están en un servidor remoto.
P.S. Te garantizo que no te molestaré otra vez después del pago, ya que estás lejos de mi única víctima.
Este es un código de honor hacker.
A partir de ahora, le aconsejo que use buenos antivirus y que los actualice regularmente (varias veces al día).
No te enfades conmigo, cada uno tiene su propio trabajo.
Adios

Also, like this

Hi, your account is now infected! Change the pswd right now!
You might not heard about me and you may be certainly surprised why you are getting this e-mail, is it right?
I’mhacker who crackedyour email boxand devicesa few months ago.
Don’t attempt to communicate with me or seek for me, it’s not possible, because I directed you a letter using YOUR hacked account.
I have developed special program to the adult vids (porn) site and suppose you enjoyed this website to enjoy it (think you understand what I really mean).
While you were keeping an eye on movies, your internet browser started out to act as a RDP (Remote Control) with a keylogger which granted me permission to access your monitor and network camera.
Afterward, my softgotall data.
You put passwords on the sites you visited, and I caught all of them.
Needless to say, you’ll be able to change them, or already changed them.
Even so it doesn’t matter, my program renews it regularly.
And what did I do?
I generated a reserve copy of the device. Of each file and contact lists.
I formed a dual-screen movie. The 1st screen presents the clip you had been observing (you have an interesting preferences, ha-ha…), and the second part shows the tape from your own webcam.
What actually must you do?
Clearly, in my view, 1000 USD will be a good amount of money for our very little riddle. You will make your payment by bitcoins (if you do not understand this, search “how to purchase bitcoin” in Google).
My bitcoin wallet address:
[REDACTED]
(It is cAsE sensitive, so copy and paste it).
Warning:
You have 2 days to send the payment. (I put an unique pixel to this email, and from now I know that you have read through this email).
To monitorthe reading of a letterand the actionswithin it, I installeda Facebook pixel. Thanks to them. (Everything thatis usedfor the authorities may also helpus.)

If I do not get bitcoins, I shall undoubtedly give your video files to each of your contacts, including relatives, co-workers, and many more?

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