Delete Message After Reading! (Hacked Email)

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    djorn98

    This is scary. I received an email with subject “Delete Message After Reading!” The sender claims that he hacked my email account and has installed malware onto my device. I am worried because the provided email and password are from my real account. Though, the contents are mostly a wide guess because I never perform such act as what the attackers have stated.

    What should I do to stop these cyber criminals from accomplishing the same attack? Are there any steps to take to secure my computer or my email account?

    Thanks and regards.

    By the way, here is the contents of the email.

    Hi, dear user of gmail.com
    We have installed one RAT software into you device.
    For this moment your email account is hacked (see on “from address”, I messaged you from your account).
    Your password for 123@gmail.com: password

    I have downloaded all confidential information from your system and I got some more evidence.
    The most interesting moment that I have discovered are videos records where you mast…

    I posted my virus on porn site, and then you installed it on your operation system.
    When you clicked the button Play on porn video, at that moment my trojan was downloaded to your device.
    After installation, your front camera shoots video every time you masturbate, in addition, the software is synchronized with the video you choose.

    For the moment, the software has collected all your contact information from social networks and email addresses.
    If you need to erase all of your collected data, send me $800 in BTC (crypto currency).
    This is my Bitcoin wallet: 13cyEdT7kyH2f4j9xchvDGhv1o64MYNLUS
    You have 48 hours after reading this letter.

    After your transaction I will erase all your data.
    Otherwise, I will send video with your pranks to all your colleagues and friends!!!

    And henceforth be more careful!
    Please visit only secure sites!
    Bye!

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    Veritee

    I got one myself today? Which as a 65 year old woman and the email password was one i have not used for many years, I should not be worried, But it even worried me!!
    And I have never appeared on video, or in any picture online or even in any, internet posted or not. Doing anything sexual nor in any sage of undress, and I am pretty sure not even by accident, except in a swimming costume on the beach.
    And what anyone does is up to them, unless illegal.

    I cannot recall using any p_rn site but who knows, I’m an adult?? I sometimes smoke too much weed or drink too much. So who knows??

    So I’m willing to risk it. As anyone that would not immediately delete a video of a 65 year old woman they know mast_rbat_ng is no friend of mine anyway. LOL!!

    But it will really upset or scare some, so I am sharing it on social media
    Don’t worry . Even if you have, It is a phishing email. Don’t pay anything even if you have used p_rn sites and mast_rbat_d while on them. This is rubbish.

    But the scammers are relying on that there have been a few successful attempts at this

    So the easiest way to avoid ever being concerned by emails like this is ‘apparently’ to stick some take over your front cameras, unless you deliberately want to use it?? I only learned this today LOL!

    If it is not rubbish my social media friends will soon get a video of me????? Even if they did I am not prepared to pay anyone to anyone, so they can do their worse.

    It so upsets me that scammers try this crap??
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    The message:
    Hi, dear user of veritee.net
    We have installed one RAT software into you device.
    For this moment your email account is hacked (see on “from address”, I messaged you from your account).
    Your password for veritee@*************: is ***************

    ( an old password I haven’t used in years associated with an old account I also do not now use)

    I have downloaded all confidential information from your system and I got some more evidence.
    The most interesting moment that I have discovered are videos records where you mast_rbat_ng.

    I posted my virus on p_rn site, and then you installed it on your operation system.
    When you clicked the button Play on p_rn video, at that moment my trojan was downloaded to your device.
    After installation, your front camera shoots video every time you mast_rbat_, in addition, the software is synchronized with the video you choose.

    For the moment, the software has collected all your contact information from social networks and email addresses.
    If you need to erase all of your collected data, send me $800 in BTC (crypto currency).
    This is my Bitcoin wallet: 13cyEdT7kyH2f4j9xchvDGhv1o64MYNLUS
    You have 48 hours after reading this letter.

    After your transaction I will erase all your data.
    Otherwise, I will send video with your pranks to all your colleagues and friends!!!

    And henceforth be more careful!
    Please visit only secure sites!
    Bye!

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    Veritee

    it was an old password they cited. And one that I haven’t used in years. But how did they manage to send me an email that appeared to come from my own email account? That I am now investigating.

    I used to be an IT professional but I am not now as retired and things have moved on and I am out of date.
    I am trying to look through the headers, not easy on my current outlook mail program and trying to trace how they managed to send me and email that appeared to come form my email account yet using a password I have not used in over 10 years!!

    Has anyone any clues as to how this was done?
    I’m just interested now?

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    Radderz

    Hi Veritee,

    Unfortunately sending an email ‘from’ any email address is very easy to do. When contacting an SMTP server, you state the from and to addresses, with no validation required. That’s the downfall of SMTP, it’s quite trusting when it was made.

    There are advanced checks which some SMTP servers are configured to do, such as looking up SPF records to verify that the senders SMTP server is authorised to send emails from the domain that it says it’s on, and reject if it’s faked; but still not every server is configured to do these basic checks!

    So in conclusion, you shouldn’t be alarmed if an email comes from yourself, or disguised as someone else – what you can do however is to make sure your incoming email server implements this check.

    – Radderz

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