The latest scam is will shock you for a moment (unless you have read this post before):
Someone emails you from your email address – actually spoofing it – and claims that he/she has control over your email, even your computer. He/she claims also having access to your webcam and recordings of you watching pornography on the web. The “hacker” asks for a ransom in bitcoin, threatening to release your files and recordings to friends and clients in your address book.
While it might be a good idea to use safe passwords and change them once in a while, we have not come across a single case where a mailbox was actually compromised.
The email might read like this:
I’m is very good programmer, known in darkweb as tedd40.
I hacked this mailbox more than six months ago, through it I infected your operating system with a virus (trojan) created by me and have been spying for you a very long time.
I understand it is hard to believe, but you can check it yourself.
I’m sent this e-mail from your account. Try it yourself.
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 $219 is quite a fair price to destroy the dirt I created.
Send the above amount on my BTC wallet (bitcoin): 1JRCbCH9E3iLhSXPTqtkgfAsJNT2xD74C5
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!