About This Email Scam

Is this threat real?

No, and don't panic. 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. And in classic ransomware fashion, there’s typically a ticking clock. Giving users a short time limit to deliver the payment is social engineering at its finest.
Threats, intimidation and high-pressure tactics are classic signs of a scam.

As you can imagine, this email and anything it states is just a scam to try and scare you into paying the ransom. 

They have my password! How did they get my password?

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 to a database of emails and stolen passwords and sent this scam out to potentially millions of people. You can check if your email or password was compromised in a data breach on Haveibeenpwned.

If the password emailed to you is one that you still use, in any context whatsoever, stop using it and change it NOW. It's also recommended that you enable two-factor authentication for your email and online accounts whenever that is an option.

Should I pay the ransom?

You should 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.
Delete this email, and under no circumstances pay these cybercriminals a penny/dime/bitcoin.

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

Subject: High level of danger. Your account was under attack.

Hi, dear user of [edited]

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: 1GMUM5rDLTARGFQfwHicdwySAy21wsHKpR
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!
Bye,Bye…
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 Anti-Malware Free.

Malwarebytes is one of the most popular and most used anti-malware software for Windows, and for good reasons. It is able to destroy many types of malware that other software tends to miss, without costing you absolutely nothing. When it comes to cleaning up an infected device, Malwarebytes has always been free and we recommend it as an essential tool in the fight against malware. The first time you install Malwarebytes, you’re given a free 14-day trial of the premium edition, which includes preventative tools like real-time scanning and specific protection from ransomware. After two weeks, it automatically reverts to the basic free version that will detect and clean up malware infections only when you run a scan. It is important to note that Malwarebytes will run alongside antivirus software without conflicts.

  1. Download Malwarebytes.


    You can download Malwarebytes by clicking the link below.
    MALWAREBYTES DOWNLOAD LINK (The above link will open a new page from where you can download Malwarebytes)
  2. Double-click on the Malwarebytes setup file.


    When Malwarebytes has finished downloading, double-click on the mb3-setup-consumer-x.x.x.xxxx.exe file to install Malwarebytes on your PC. In most cases, downloaded files are saved to the Downloads folder. Double-click on mb3-setup to install Malwarebytes Help
    You may be presented with an User Account Control pop-up asking if you want to allow Malwarebytes to make changes to your device. If this happens, you should click “Yes” to continue with the installation.
    Windows asking for permission to run the Malwarebytes installer - Help Guide
  3. Follow the on-screen prompts to install Malwarebytes.


    When the Malwarebytes installation begins, you will see the Malwarebytes Setup Wizard which will guide you through the installation process. To install Malwarebytes on your PC, click on the "Agree and Install" button. Malwarebytes Setup Screen - Help Guide Malwarebytes is installed on your PC - Help Guide
  4. Click on "Scan Now".


    Once installed, Malwarebytes will automatically start and update the antivirus database. To perform a system scan, click on the "Scan Now" button. Start a scan with Malwarebytes
  5. Wait for the Malwarebytes scan to complete.


    Malwarebytes will now start scanning your computer for adware and other malicious programs. This process can take a few minutes, so we suggest you do something else and periodically check on the status of the scan to see when it is finished.
    Malwarebytes scanning PC for malware - Help Guide
  6. Click on "Quarantine Selected".


    When the scan has completed, you will be presented with a screen showing the malware infections that Malwarebytes has detected. To remove the malicious programs that Malwarebytes has found, click on the "Quarantine Selected" button. Click on the Quarantine Selected button to remove Onlinefeed.xyz virus
  7. Reboot your computer.


    Malwarebytes will now remove all the malicious files and registry keys that it has found. To complete the malware removal process, Malwarebytes may ask you to restart your computer. Malwarebytes requesting to restart computer to complete malware removal process - Help Guide
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