If you haven’t been targeted already, you might have at least heard about the latest “sextortion scam” that surfaced a couple weeks ago. I’ve been seeing the email scam making its rounds since then, and sure enough, it’s now hit my own inbox. Seeing this nefarious message firsthand, I wanted to share some things to watch out for with scams like this and share tips on protecting yourself.
The other day, while going for my email spam folder, I noticed my email address and a previous password as the subject of a message. Curious, I decided to take a look at the email.
The body of the email contained the following, spelling mistakes and all. (I placed an asterisk where he listed an actual old password of mine.):
I do know, ********, is your pass word. You may not know me and you are probably thinking why you are getting this email, right?
In fact, I setup a malware on the adult vids (pornography) web-site and do you know what, you visited this site to have fun (you know what I mean). While you were watching video clips, your web browser initiated operating as a RDP (Remote Desktop) with a key logger which gave me accessibility to your display and webcam. Immediately after that, my software program obtained your entire contacts from your Messenger, social networks, as well as email.
What did I do?
I created a double-screen video. First part displays the video you were viewing (you’ve got a good taste rofl), and 2nd part displays the recording of your web camera.
What should you do?
Well, I believe, $1900 is a fair price tag for our little secret. You will make the payment via Bitcoin (if you don’t know this, search “how to buy bitcoin” in (Read more...)
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from The State of Security authored by Tyler Reguly. Read the original post at: https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/security-data-protection/we-have-your-password-beware-of-the-latest-sextortion-scam/