About This Email Scam

This email is a scam that tries to trick you into thinking that your device or email has been hacked, then demands payment or else they will send compromising information -such as images of you captured through your web camera or your pornographic browsing history - to all your friends and family.
Threats, intimidation and high-pressure tactics are classic signs of a scam.

To make the threats more credible, these scammers may include one of your passwords in this email. The scammers have your password from sites that were hacked, and in this case likely matched up a database of emails and stolen passwords and sent this scam out to potentially millions of people. If the password emailed to you is one that you still use, in any context whatsoever, stop using it and change it NOW. We also recommend that you enable two-factor authentication for your email and onlie accounts whenever that is an option. 

As you can imagine, this email and anything it states is just a scam to try and scare you into paying the ransom. Do not pay the ransom.  If you pay the ransom, you’re not only losing money but you’re encouraging the scammers to continue phishing other people.

The below email is a scam.
This is the text of this mail, including the grammatical and spelling errors.

Subject: Your email address was hacked

Hello

My nickname in darknet is bruis09.
I'll begin by saying that I hacked this mailbox (please look on 'from' in your header) more than six months ago,
through it I infected your operating system with a virus (trojan) created by me and have been monitoring you for a long time.

Even if you changed the password after that - it does not matter, my virus intercepted all the caching data on your computer
and automatically saved access for me.

I have access to all your accounts, social networks, email, browsing history.
Accordingly, I have the data of all your contacts, files from your computer, photos and videos.

I was most struck by the intimate content sites that you occasionally visit.
You have a very wild imagination, I tell you!

During your pastime and entertainment there, I took screenshot through the camera of your device, synchronizing with what you are watching.
Oh my god! You are so funny and excited!

I think that you do not want all your contacts to get these files, right?
If you are of the same opinion, then I think that $500 is quite a fair price to destroy the dirt I created.

Send the above amount on my bitcoin wallet:

As soon as the above amount is received, I guarantee that the data will be deleted, I do not need it.

Otherwise, these files and history of visiting sites will get all your contacts from your device.
Also, I'll send to everyone your contact access to your email and access logs, I have carefully saved it!

Since reading this letter you have 48 hours!
After your reading this message, I'll receive an automatic notification that you have seen the letter.

I hope I taught you a good lesson.
Do not be so nonchalant, please visit only to proven resources, and don't enter your passwords anywhere!
Good luck!
Recommended Actions
We recommend that you ignore the content of this email and delete it from your Inbox.

If you have downloaded any attachments, clicked on any links from this email, or suspect that your computer might be infected with malware, we recommend that you run a scan with Malwarebytes Free.
To scan your computer with Malwarebytes, follow these steps:

  1. Download Malwarebytes on your computer.
    MALWAREBYTES DOWNLOAD LINK (This link open a new page from where you can download Malwarebytes)
  2. Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install Malwarebytes on your computer.
  3. Then click Finish.
  4. Once the program has fully updated, click on the Scan Now buttonon the Dashboard.
  5. When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Quarantine Selected.
  6. Restart your computer when prompted to do so.
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