Good luck in solving problems – Email Scam
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What is happening?
There are many emails similar to the one below circling the internet. Be warned this type of email is a scam! Do not send any payment, delete the email.
This scam email falls into a category called Extortion Phishing which is the method of attaining something, usually money, through strong threats sent via email.
With this scam the victim has received an email claiming they have been secretly videoed through their webcam whilst watching an adult video. The crooks threaten to spread the video to your email contacts unless a ransom is paid.
The user is left feeling vulnerable and threatened, and unfortunately in some cases the victim will pay the ransom. The scare tactics used should certainly be ignored.
Cyber criminals search the internet for email addresses, accumulating lists of possible targets.
Scam emails are sent to thousands of email addresses in the hope that innocent people will send funds.
If you are concerned and want to ensure you are protected in future we would recommend the following:
- Purchase paid anti-virus (£52.09)
2. Get a webcam cover to prevent access (£6.99)
3. Disable your microphone if you don’t use it using these guides:
Have you received the email below? Comment below to let us know.
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Date: On Tue, Mar 6, 2018 at 09:09
Subject: Fwd: Good luck in solving problems
Good day… Dont mind on my grammar, Im from Iran. I installed our malicious program onto your system. Since that moment I stole all personal background from your OS. Furthermore I have a little bit more evidence. The most important evidence that I thieftend- its a videotape with your self-abusing. I installed malicious software on a porn page and then you installed it. The moment you decided with the video and clicked on a play button, my malware at once adjusted on your Operating System. After downloading, your web camera made the videotape with you self-abusing, additionally I saved precisely the porn video you selected. In next few days my malware collected all your social and work contacts. If you desire to eliminate the records- transfer me 309 united state dollar in BTC(cryptocurrency). It is my Btc address – 13nHJpvYmxZhe4Bo6S9kykeP6cc3RmNZTP You have 30 hours after reading. When I get transfer I will destroy the video evermore. Other way I will send the record to all your colleagues and friends.