Here is how the phishing email looks.
Sent: 13 Jun 2021 (Sun) 6:38PM/13 Jun 2021 (Sun) 10:24PM
Subject: Your email “firstname.lastname@example.org” has been compromised./SECURITY ALERT: Your email “email@example.com” has been compromised.
I have to share bad news with you.
Approximately a few months ago I have gained access to your devices, which you use for internet browsing.
After that, I have started tracking your internet activities.
Here is the sequence of events:
Some time ago I have purchased access to email accounts from hackers (nowadays, it is quite simple to purchase such a thing online).
I have easily managed to log in to your email account ( firstname.lastname@example.org ).
One week later, I have already installed the Trojan virus on ur Operating Systems of all the devices that you use to access your email.
It was not hard at all (since you were following the links from your inbox emails).
All ingenious is simple. =)
This software provides me with access to all the controllers of your devices (e.g., your microphone, video camera, and keyboard). I have downloaded all your information, data, photos, web browsing history to my servers.
I have access to all your messengers, social networks, emails, chat history, and contacts list.
My virus continuously refreshes the signatures (it is driver-based), and hence remains invisible for antivirus software.
Likewise, I guess by now you understand why I have stayed undetected until this letter…
While gathering information about you, I have discovered that you are a big fan of adult websites.
You love visiting porn websites and watching exciting videos while enduring an enormous amount of pleasure.
Well, I have managed to record a number of your dirty scenes and montaged a few videos, which show the way you masturbate and reach orgasms.
If you have doubts, I can make a few clicks of my mouse and all your videos will be shared with your friends, colleagues, and relatives. I have also no issue at all making them available for public access. I guess you don’t want that to happen, considering the specificity of the videos you like to watch, (you perfectly know what I mean) it will cause a true catastrophe for you.
Let’s settle it this way:
You transfer $2100 USD to me (in bitcoin equivalent according to the exchange rate at the moment of funds transfer), and once the transfer is received, I will delete all this dirty stuff right away. After that, we will forget about each other. I also promise to deactivate and delete all the harmful software from your devices. Trust me, I keep my word.
This is a fair deal and the price is quite low, considering that I have been checking out your profile and traffic for some time by now.
In case, if you don’t know how to purchase and transfer bitcoins – you can use any modern search engine like Google. Quick tip! You can procure bitcoins from Paxful. Use Google to find it.
Here is my bitcoin wallet:1PF7ggp3TgwZCxgKntCxk6QxwV7xca6CDH
You have less than 48 hours from the moment you opened this email (precisely 2 days).
Things you need to avoid from doing:
– Do not reply to me (I have created this email inside your inbox and generated the return address).
– Do not try to contact the police and other security services. In addition, forget about telling your friends. If I discover that (as you can see, it is not so hard, considering that I control all your systems) – your video will be shared with the public right away.
– Don’t try to find me – it is pointless. All the cryptocurrency transactions are anonymous.
– Don’t try to reinstall the OS on your devices or throw them away. It is pointless as well since all the videos have already been saved at remote servers.
Things you don’t need to worry about:
– That I won’t be able to receive your fund’s transfer.
– Don’t worry, I will see it right away, once you complete the transfer, since I continuously track all your activities (my trojan virus has got a remote-control feature, something like Televiewer).
– That I will share your videos anyway after you complete the fund’s transfer.
– Trust me, I have no point to continue creating troubles in your life. If I wanted that, I would do it a long time ago!
Everything will be done fairly!
One more thing… Don’t get caught in similar kinds of situations any more in the future!
My advice – keep changing all your passwords frequently
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