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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 firstname.lastname@example.org: 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!