Hacked??

I received this recently ...

 

This message was identified as spam. We'll delete it after 9 days. It's not spam

 
 
 
 
Hello!

My nickname in darknet is grantley88.
I hacked this mailbox 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.

So, your password from saintxxxx.co.uk is xxxx (HE GOT MY E MAIL AND PART OF AN OLD PASSWORD CORRECT - I CHANGED MY PASS AGES AGO)

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 $875 is quite a fair price to destroy the dirt I created.

Send the above amount on my BTC wallet (bitcoin): 1NXNt72qfMhPZDffUEqryCYpEUzyR6LmgH
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 AM I AT RISK??
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Saint posted:

Well as they know part of an old pass word I alerted my e mail provider just to be sure

I think that's wise.

 

I'm no expert, but I suspect he may have access to info from previous hacks. If you've  changed your passwords (as you have), I'd think you'll be OK. 

 

Still, I would recommend: 

Make sure you're backed-up;

Make sure your antivirus protection is up to date;

 Do a malware scan on your AV, and ideally also on a specialized product such as Malwarebytes.

 

I'm sure other FMs like El Loro can help more. 

Eugene's Lair posted:
Saint posted:

Well as they know part of an old pass word I alerted my e mail provider just to be sure

I think that's wise.

 

I'm no expert, but I suspect he may have access to info from previous hacks. If you've  changed your passwords (as you have), I'd think you'll be OK. 

 

Still, I would recommend: 

Make sure you're backed-up;

Make sure your antivirus protection is up to date;

 Do a malware scan on your AV, and ideally also on a specialized product such as Malwarebytes.

 

I'm sure other FMs like El Loro can help more. 

Hi Saint I had a similar one last week where they put one of my passwords on the subject of the email which means it has been hacked in the past...that scared me. It went on to say that they had taken over my computer remotely with malware and that they had used my camera to record me watching porn! (lol at this point I started to relax and guess it was a hoax}and if I didnt send them a load of bitcoins they would send the images to all my contacts on email and social media. I trashed it. So I hope you do the same 

Action Fraud has just replied to Tracey Cosford's report and this is what they have said:

 

Action Fraud Hi Tracey, I’m sorry to see that you have received this email. This is a very common scam email which if responded to, you are asked to pay the amount of money shown on the email to keep these apparent videos/pictures from being leaked. If you have not responded to this in any way, you can forward it onto our phishing email address which is: NFIBPhishing@city-of-london.pnn.police.uk . Kind regards, Shannon (Action Fraud Advisor)

 

Thank you El Loro and Amy

 

I ran a full Antivirus and AntiSpyWare scan - it took MacAfee 5hours and it came back with nothing.

A year ago my e mail was frozen by OutLook as they said a hack had been attempted - I renewed my pass to the one I use now without any further concern.

These threatening e mails are quoting 'most' of my old pass word but not using the pass word in full - a letter or a number is missing.

 

I contacted OutLook last night but have had no response - I've had no  further threatening e mails either

Well I did a Malwarebytes free scan and it said there were 7 identified threats - 6 PUP/optional … and 1 Generic Malware

All were quarantined

 

Interesting that MacAfee didn't find any but Malwarebytes has.

It also gives me an option to reinstall these threats if I want to!!

Saint posted:

Well I did a Malwarebytes free scan and it said there were 7 identified threats - 6 PUP/optional … and 1 Generic Malware

All were quarantined

 

Interesting that MacAfee didn't find any but Malwarebytes has.

It also gives me an option to reinstall these threats if I want to!!

Different AV programs use different algorithms: that’s why I use several tools. 99% of the time I rely on my standard AV, but every so often - and particularly when I’ve had a ‘scare’ like you’ve had - I wheel out MalwareBytes.

 

Often the ‘threats’ MB identifies are just executables you’ve installed legitimately but it doesn’t recognise - hence the ‘reinstall’ option. That ‘Generic Malware’ threat is worrying, though... 

I've gotten about a dozen of these emails from the same "person", over the last few weeks. The first one gave me a good laugh, and I reported it as "phishing" to our email provider. I just automatically report as phishing every time I get one. 

Saint posted:

https://account.microsoft.com/

 

Got reply from OutLook saying they are dealing with lots of this type of threat and to delete it

They suggest changing my pass word and provided the above link for me to change it

I haven't clicked it

I think that's the official site. The Manage Account tab would be the one to log into. They are right in advising you to change your password. Once logged in go to the Security page and change your password.

 

Saint, I would have had a word with our cybercrime unit, but it sounds like you have started to do some of the things I would suggest.

 

I wonder how many of the FM's have actually got backups of their important personal data?   If not - DO IT NOW !!

 

I would also suggest that if you are worried about the device you are using has been compromised, log onto your accounts from a clean, known device and make the password changes from there. I always suggest reinstalling or resetting devices on a regular basis, it's like an MOT for your computer/device. 

 

Eugene's Lair posted:
Saint posted:

Well I did a Malwarebytes free scan and it said there were 7 identified threats - 6 PUP/optional … and 1 Generic Malware

All were quarantined

 

Interesting that MacAfee didn't find any but Malwarebytes has.

It also gives me an option to reinstall these threats if I want to!!

Different AV programs use different algorithms: that’s why I use several tools. 99% of the time I rely on my standard AV, but every so often - and particularly when I’ve had a ‘scare’ like you’ve had - I wheel out MalwareBytes.

 

Often the ‘threats’ MB identifies are just executables you’ve installed legitimately but it doesn’t recognise - hence the ‘reinstall’ option. That ‘Generic Malware’ threat is worrying, though... 

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED 

 

Malwarebytes also give an option to reinstall that "Generic Malware" but I've 'quarantined' it, which makes it safe.

I had this one too ... in which they claim to have recorded me watching porn. I almost felt like asking them to post the video ... I’ve never watched porn in my life (oh, take that back, saw Debbie Does Dallas back in the day ... have never wrapped my sandwiches in cling film since!) ... all I could imagine was me going ewwwwwww and tipping my head sideways to try and work out the angles!!

Rexi posted:

I had this one too ... in which they claim to have recorded me watching porn. I almost felt like asking them to post the video ... I’ve never watched porn in my life (oh, take that back, saw Debbie Does Dallas back in the day ... have never wrapped my sandwiches in cling film since!) ... all I could imagine was me going ewwwwwww and tipping my head sideways to try and work out the angles!!

Rofl 

Amythist posted:

Hi Saint I had a similar one last week where they put one of my passwords on the subject of the email which means it has been hacked in the past...that scared me. It went on to say that they had taken over my computer remotely with malware and that they had used my camera to record me watching porn! (lol at this point I started to relax and guess it was a hoax}and if I didnt send them a load of bitcoins they would send the images to all my contacts on email and social media. I trashed it. So I hope you do the same 

Did you not ask them to send you a copy as well, as you'd be interested to watch yourself watching porn too. It screams CON to me as it is badly worded and spelled.

It's a scam they have nothing... My local paper ran a story on it a couple of months ago (the email was worded slightly differently but along the same lines) 

It's a scam that has popped up (always asking for Bitcoin) and i think the idea came from a Black Mirror episode 'Shut up and dance' it's a really really good episode. I'd go as far as to say the best imo but i do love them all.

I had a look in an email address browser I rarely use and see that I got exactly the same message as Saint's though from a different sender

 

It's clearly a scam so I've ignored it. You are welcome to see all the photos that my computer has taken of me but you won't see much as there's no camera attached

(changed the password though)

I think the scammers got hold of very old passwords on hotmail and outlook email accounts and sent the scam emails hoping to con people. The password it mentioned in the email sent to me would have been many many years ago and I'd changed it many times since.

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