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Old 10-16-2018, 05:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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When i checked mail this morning, i've seen a mail that was sent by me in Spam. It said:
"Hello

My nickname in darknet is roller654.
I'll begin by saying that I hacked this mailbox (please look on 'from' in your header) more than six months ago,
through it I infected your operating system with a virus (trojan) created by me and have been monitoring you for a long time.
Even if you changed the password after that - it does not matter, my virus intercepted all the caching data on your computer
and automatically saved access for me.
I have access to all your accounts, social networks, email, browsing history.
Accordingly, I have the data of all your contacts, files from your computer, photos and videos.
I was most struck by the intimate content sites that you occasionally visit.
You have a very wild imagination, I tell you!
During your pastime and entertainment there, I took screenshot through the camera of your device, synchronizing with what you are watching.
Oh my god! You are so funny and excited!
I think that you do not want all your contacts to get these files, right?
If you are of the same opinion, then I think that $300 is quite a fair price to destroy the dirt I created.
Send the above amount on my bitcoin wallet: 1GbXzSijkP1nPZjytwiscKg86CrMV1zFyK
As soon as the above amount is received, I guarantee that the data will be deleted, I do not need it.
Otherwise, these files and history of visiting sites will get all your contacts from your device.
Also, I'll send to everyone your contact access to your email and access logs, I have carefully saved it!
Since reading this letter you have 48 hours!
After your reading this message, I'll receive an automatic notification that you have seen the letter.
I hope I taught you a good lesson.
Do not be so nonchalant, please visit only to proven resources, and don't enter your passwords anywhere!
Good luck!"

So Was my mail hacked? What i have to do now? Thank you.
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Old 10-16-2018, 06:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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When i checked mail this morning, i've seen a mail that was sent by me in Spam. It said:
"Hello

My nickname in darknet is roller654.
I'll begin by saying that I hacked this mailbox (please look on 'from' in your header) more than six months ago,
through it I infected your operating system with a virus (trojan) created by me and have been monitoring you for a long time.
Even if you changed the password after that - it does not matter, my virus intercepted all the caching data on your computer
and automatically saved access for me.
I have access to all your accounts, social networks, email, browsing history.
Accordingly, I have the data of all your contacts, files from your computer, photos and videos.
I was most struck by the intimate content sites that you occasionally visit.
You have a very wild imagination, I tell you!
During your pastime and entertainment there, I took screenshot through the camera of your device, synchronizing with what you are watching.
Oh my god! You are so funny and excited!
I think that you do not want all your contacts to get these files, right?
If you are of the same opinion, then I think that $300 is quite a fair price to destroy the dirt I created.
Send the above amount on my bitcoin wallet: 1GbXzSijkP1nPZjytwiscKg86CrMV1zFyK
As soon as the above amount is received, I guarantee that the data will be deleted, I do not need it.
Otherwise, these files and history of visiting sites will get all your contacts from your device.
Also, I'll send to everyone your contact access to your email and access logs, I have carefully saved it!
Since reading this letter you have 48 hours!
After your reading this message, I'll receive an automatic notification that you have seen the letter.
I hope I taught you a good lesson.
Do not be so nonchalant, please visit only to proven resources, and don't enter your passwords anywhere!
Good luck!"

So Was my mail hacked? What i have to do now? Thank you.
What has been mentioned in the actual mail above, does any of this ring true. Is their any information in their you can personally identify and can you link this directly to you such as the porn sites.

Even if not, still contact the police. Hand over everything you have.

I donít understand why this individual would ask for $300 if you do mobile or online banking. Do you? Do you do mobile or online Banking. If so then they should have access to these accounts and if so I would imagine the email is fake.

Check the header and do some research on the email. Look for any identifying information and again, still contact the police.
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Old 10-16-2018, 07:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What has been mentioned in the actual mail above, does any of this ring true. Is their any information in their you can personally identify and can you link this directly to you such as the porn sites.

Even if not, still contact the police. Hand over everything you have.

I donít understand why this individual would ask for $300 if you do mobile or online banking. Do you? Do you do mobile or online Banking. If so then they should have access to these accounts and if so I would imagine the email is fake.

Check the header and do some research on the email. Look for any identifying information and again, still contact the police.

I searched in Google and saw 2 post have exactly situation that i got. Same mail form
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Old 10-16-2018, 07:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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To be fair, this is a very generic email. Even if it is true. It's unlikely you were spied on in this way.

It is most likely your email address was spoofed. This means the email adderess in the from part of the header was disguised as your own. Hence it looks like you have been hacked but have not . Email spoofing is much easier than hacking. I'd ignore the email
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Old 10-16-2018, 07:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I searched in Google and saw 2 post have exactly situation that i got. Same mail.
Its the Banking Information thatís getting me.

Because if they had access to your accounts, they'd just wipe you out and take what you had.

Do you do Online banking or Mobile Banking.
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Old 10-16-2018, 07:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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To be fair, this is a very generic email. Even if it is true. It's unlikely you were spied on in this way.

It is most likely your email address was spoofed. This means the email adderess in the from part of the header was disguised as your own. Hence it looks like you have been hacked but have not . Email spoofing is much easier than hacking. I'd ignore the email
Thank you so much. I found a website can send email to me by my email. Just put same mail in From and To parts.
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Old 10-16-2018, 07:54 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Its the Banking Information thatís getting me.

Because if they had access to your accounts, they'd just wipe you out and take what you had.

Do you do Online banking or Mobile Banking.
I have online banking account.
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Old 10-16-2018, 07:55 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Its the Banking Information thatís getting me.

Because if they had access to your accounts, they'd just wipe you out and take what you had.

Do you do Online banking or Mobile Banking.
I think if they had the bsnking details they would instead use these instead of sending this crap :P
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Old 10-17-2018, 09:24 AM   #9 (permalink)
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It is a scam, looks very similar to something like this scam here except they state you were at a porn site
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/new...email-account/
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To be fair, this is a very generic email. Even if it is true. It's unlikely you were spied on in this way.

It is most likely your email address was spoofed. This means the email adderess in the from part of the header was disguised as your own. Hence it looks like you have been hacked but have not . Email spoofing is much easier than hacking. I'd ignore the email
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It is a scam, looks very similar to something like this scam here except they state you were at a porn site
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/new...email-account/
These x100. It's a scam - don't worry about it too much.
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