Posted on October 22, 2018
The following is a sextortion scam in which the scammer is pretending to have compromised the victim’s account. The sender address will be the victim’s address (this is actually false, the address is spoofed to appear to come from the victim’s account.)
This scam is a sextortion scam, instead of using an older password they are now spoofing email addresses to appear legitamite. Do not be intimidated. If you see this email please delete it.
Subject: email@example.com is hacked
Date: October 22, 2018 at 10:52:31 AM EDT
My nickname in darknet is des53.
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 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 adult 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 were 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 $880 is quite a fair price to destroy the dirt I created.
Send the above amount to my Bitcoin wallet: [Link Redacted]
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, which I have carefully saved.
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.
Visit safe websites only, and don’t enter your passwords anywhere!