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Did you receive an email claiming that your device has been "hacked" and demanding payment?
February 24, 2019
Today I received a distressing email with the subject: “I’m Crack”. Distressing that is until I realized this was a simple scam to get money. The scammer claims to have hacked your “device” and will send compromising information to everyone on your contacts list unless you pay them. What separates this from other scams is that the email includes your email address and a mostly legitimate password.
The email looks like this. There are many variations of this scam, so the email you received may look different...===================================
I’m a hacker who cracked your email and device a few months ago.
Of course you can will change it, or already changed it.
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.
You are not my only victim, I usually lock computers and ask for a ransom.
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!)
There will be laughter when I send these photos to your contacts!
Therefore, I expect payment from you for my silence.
Pay with Bitcoin.
If you do not know how to do this - enter into Google "how to transfer money to a bitcoin wallet". It is not difficult.
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.
Do not be silly!
p.s. I can give you advice for the future. Do not enter your passwords on unsafe sites.
I hope for your prudence.
This is a scam. Nobody has hacked your device or email. They got your email address and password via one of the many security breaches of large companies that has been all too common lately.
Here’s what you should do: