Account, your account, is compromised, Scam (10-25-19)

The following is a variant of a extortion scam in which the scammer is claiming to have videos of the victim going to adult websites and will send that video out to all of the victim’s contacts. In order to prevent widespread embarrassment the scammer is asking that the victim pay a fee of 830$ (in bitcoin) so that the scammer will delete that video.

This is a scam, the scammer is hoping that the victim will be too scared of being embarrassed and send the scammer money. Do not send the scammer money and if you have received this email please delete it.
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From: victim@vcu.com victim@vcu.edu
Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 10:55 PM
To: Victim@vcu.edu victim@vcu.edu
Subject: account victim@vcu.edu is compromised

Hello!

I’m a hacker who cracked your email and device a few months ago.
You entered a password on one of the sites you visited, and I intercepted it.

Of course you can will change it, or already changed it.
But it doesn’t matter, my malware updated it every time.

Do not try to contact me or find me, it is impossible, since I sent you an email from your account.

Through your email, I uploaded malicious code to your Operation System.
I saved all of your contacts with friends, colleagues, relatives and a complete history of visits to the Internet resources.
Also I installed a Trojan on your device and long tome spying for you.

You are not my only victim, I usually lock computers and ask for a ransom.
But I was struck by the sites of intimate content that you often visit.

I am in shock of your fantasies! I’ve never seen anything like this!

So, when you had fun on piquant sites (you know what I mean!) I made screenshot with using my program from your camera of yours device.
After that, I combined them to the content of the currently viewed site.

There will be laughter when I send these photos to your contacts!
BUT I’m sure you don’t want it.

Therefore, I expect payment from you for my silence.
I think $830 is an acceptable price for it!

Pay with Bitcoin.
My BTC wallet: [Link Redacted]

If you do not know how to do this – enter into Google “how to transfer money to a bitcoin wallet”. It is not difficult.
After receiving the specified amount, all your data will be immediately destroyed automatically. My virus will also remove itself from your operating system.

My Trojan have auto alert, after this email is read, I will be know it!

I give you 2 days (48 hours) to make a payment.
If this does not happen – all your contacts will get crazy shots from your dark secret life!
And so that you do not obstruct, your device will be blocked (also after 48 hours)

Do not be silly!
Police or friends won’t help you for sure …

p.s. I can give you advice for the future. Do not enter your passwords on unsafe sites.

I hope for your prudence.
Farewell.

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