We have been chatting to some friends recently and it appears that the hackers are getting a bit more aggressive in their attempts to get money out of people. Over the years we have received loads of these, but there is something different about this one that gets your attention. It includes a password that you do or have used on some websites, or it is nearly right (maybe missing a character or number).
We have had these emails and some friends have asked for advice on it, so we thought it may be helpful to share some suggestions on what to do (in addition to do not pay them). The email will probably look something like this:
I am well aware letmein69 is your pass. Lets get straight to the purpose. No person has compensated me to check about you. You do not know me and you are probably wondering why you’re getting this email?
in fact, i setup a malware on the adult video clips (porn) site and guess what, you visited this site to experience fun (you know what i mean). When you were watching video clips, your web browser started out functioning as a RDP that has a key logger which provided me with access to your display screen and also web camera. immediately after that, my software obtained every one of your contacts from your Messenger, Facebook, and email . and then i made a double-screen video. 1st part displays the video you were watching (you have a good taste ; )), and second part shows the view of your web cam, & it is u.
You do have not one but two possibilities. Why dont we explore each of these options in particulars:
First choice is to disregard this e-mail. in this situation, i most certainly will send your very own tape to every single one of your contacts and also just imagine concerning the shame you will definitely get. in addition if you happen to be in a committed relationship, precisely how it is going to affect?
Second alternative would be to compensate me 1000 USD. Lets call it a donation. in this situation, i will right away remove your videotape. You will keep going your daily routine like this never took place and you will not ever hear back again from me.
Sounds all a bit scary I know!
First thing to do is follow the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy’s first piece of advice – don’t panic!
If your your PC or Mac has all the latest updates installed and you have your Anti-Virus and Security up to date then the chances of having a virus or naughty bit of software that they claim to have used is remote! But there is never any harm in checking they are up to date and running a full scan to be sure.
But there is one thing to do – change your password! And change the password on every site that uses this password.
We have included some more advice below the link on passwords, how to protect your accounts and how to manage your passwords. It’s not very exciting, but its really important stuff to protect your privacy and money. You can also find out how they probably got hold of your password. Read more in the complete post …