“This is the word of honor hacker.” says the scammer who tries to extort you.
I received another one of those “I hacked your OS and will send screenshots of all the adult sites you visited, blahblahblah” emails. As I do, I checked the BTC wallet. I am always glad if I find no payments, but when I went to check the BTC wallet for this particular one, I found that since yesterday, 17 people have already paid the criminal the extortion demand, which is almost $1,000. I guess a lot of people have guilty consciences and don’t read the news to know about this scam.
Here’s the text of today’s email. Maybe if someone googles the email they get, they’ll find this post and realize that they should not pay and this is just a scam.
I have very bad news for you.
17/07/2019 – on this day I hacked your OS and got full access to your account
<redacted by DataBreaches.net>
You can check it – I sent this message from your account.
So, you can change the password, yes.. But my malware intercepts it every time.
How I made it:
In the software of the router, through which you went online, was a
I just hacked this router and placed my malicious code on it.
When you went online, my trojan was installed on the OS of your device.
After that, I made a full dump of your disk (I have all your address book,
history of viewing sites, all files, phone numbers and addresses of all your
A month ago, I wanted to lock your device and ask for a not big amount of btc
But I looked at the sites that you regularly visit, and I was shocked by what
I’m talk you about sites for adults.
I want to say – you are a BIG pervert. Your fantasy is shifted far away from
the normal course!
And I got an idea….
I made a screenshot of the adult sites where you have fun (do you understand
what it is about, huh?).
After that, I made a screenshot of your joys (using the camera of your device)
and glued them together.
Turned out amazing! You are so spectacular!
I’m know that you would not like to show these screenshots to your friends,
relatives or colleagues.
I think $931 is a very, very small amount for my silence.
Besides, I have been spying on you for so long, having spent a lot of time!
Pay ONLY in Bitcoins!
My BTC wallet: <redacted by DataBreaches.net>
You do not know how to use bitcoins?
Enter a query in any search engine: “how to replenish btc wallet”.
It’s extremely easy
For this payment I give you two days (48 hours).
As soon as this letter is opened, the timer will work.
After payment, my virus and dirty screenshots with your enjoys will be
If I do not receive from you the specified amount, then your device will be
locked, and all your contacts will receive a screenshots with your “enjoys”.
I hope you understand your situation.
– Do not try to find and destroy my virus! (All your data, files and
screenshots is already uploaded to a remote server)
– Do not try to contact me (you yourself will see that this is impossible, I
sent you an email from your account)
– Various security services will not help you; formatting a disk or destroying
a device will not help, since your data is already on a remote server.
P.S. You are not my single victim. so, I guarantee you that I will not disturb
you again after payment!
This is the word of honor hacker.
I also ask you to regularly update your antiviruses in the future. This way
you will no longer fall into a similar situation.