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Hi. I received an email with subject “Your Secret Life” and the display name of recipient is my actual email password. I have no plans of paying the hackers because I believed that this is just a scam. However, my only worry is how they got my password and how to deal with this kind of attack. Please tell me what to do to avoid this kind of hackers in the future.
By the way, the actual email contains the following messages:
I’m a member of an international hacker group.
As you could probably have guessed, your account [email address] was hacked, because I sent message you from it.
Now I have access to you accounts!
For example, your password for [email address] is [email password]
Within a period from July 7, 2018 to September 23, 2018, you were infected by the virus we’ve created, through an adult website you’ve visited. So far, we have access to your messages, social media accounts, and messengers. Moreover, we’ve gotten full damps of these data.
We are aware of your little and big secrets…yeah, you do have them. We saw and recorded your doings on porn websites. Your tastes are so weird, you know..
But the key thing is that sometimes we recorded you with your webcam, syncing the recordings with what you watched! I think you are not interested show this video to your friends, relatives, and your intimate one…
Transfer $700 to our Bitcoin wallet: 1Lughwk11SAsz54wZJ3bpGbNqGfVanMWzk
If you don’t know about Bitcoin please input in Google “buy BTC”. It’s really easy.
I guarantee that after that, we’ll erase all your “data” 😀
A timer will start once you read this message. You have 48 hours to pay the above-mentioned amount.
Your data will be erased once the money are transferred. If they are not, all your messages and videos recorded will be automatically sent to all your contacts found on your devices at the moment of infection.
You should always think about your security. We hope this case will teach you to keep secrets.
Take care of yourself.