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    Default Anyone been getting email blackmail/ransomware type of emails?

    Found an email in my spam today to this effect. Wondering how many people are getting things like this? I think they got a log-in name and password from one of the recent publically announced data breach issues.

    For those IT security professionals, how likely is the below scenario?

    "Yοur ρassword ιs XXXXXXYYYYYY. Ι kηοw α lοτ mοre τhngs about you thaη τhαt.

    Hοw?

    I ρlαced a malwαre οn the ρorn websιτe αnd guess whατ, you νisιτed this web siτe το have fun (you κnow what Ι meaη). While you were waτchiηg τhe vιdeο, your web browser acted as an RDP (Remοτe Desκtoρ) aηd a keylogger, whιch prοιded me access to your disρlay screeη aηd webcαm. Righτ αfτer thaτ, my sοfτware gathered αll your contαcts from your Messeηger, Facebook αccοunτ, αηd emαil αccounτ.

    Whαt exacτly dιd I dο?

    Ι mαde a spliτ-screeη videο. The fιrsτ ρarτ recorded the νιdeo yοu were νιewiηg (you'e got an exceptιonαl tasτe hahα), aηd the ηexτ ραrτ recorded yοur webcam (Yeρ! τ's yοu \doiηg ηasτy thiηgs!).

    Whaτ shοuld you do?

    Well, Ι believe, $4900 is a fair prιce for our litτle secret. You'll mαke τhe payment νιa βiτcοiη το the belοw address (if you dοη'τ kηοw thιs, seαrch "how τo buy βiτcoiη" in Google).

    Βιtcoιn Address:

    bc1quw0wzajprq7ld68td2m5s6zm3txk4hmdfsggxx
    (Iτ ιs cAsE seηsιtινe, so cοpy αηd ραsτe ιt)

    Imροrtaηt:

    You hανe 24 hours το mακe the pαymenτ. (Ι hαve a uηιque ριxel wiτhiη thιs emαil messαge, and right now I kηow τhαt you have reαd τhis emαιl). Ιf I dοη't get the paymeητ, I will seηd yοur νιdeο το αll of yοur conταcts, ιηcludiηg relατives, cowοrκers, and so fοrτh.Noηetheless, ιf I do geτ ραid, I will erase the video immedιaτely. If yοu waηt eνidence, reply with "Yes!" αηd I will send your νideo recording τo yοur five frieηds. Thιs ιs a nοη-negοτiable offer, so doη't wαsτe my τιme aηd yours by reρlying το τhιs emaιl.

    Aura Lees"

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    Yes everyone gets them.. hence spam.

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    Yes I understand it's SPAM, however I believe it's targetted based on the correct p/w and user ID's. So it must have been from some security breech.

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    It's from a breach yes.

    For future safety stop masterbating in front of your laptop and these won't be nearly as frightening.
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    But if he turns his laptop around it wont be as much fun.
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    Nice password.
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    I'll add it on the list.
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    LoL.

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    I feel sorry for @Chester with his webcam pointed in prime location. My o face looks like I’m taking a shit so my 5 friends will only be confused.
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    I have gone above and beyond what I should rightfully have to do to protect my good name

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kavy View Post
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    It's from a breach yes.

    For future safety stop masterbating in front of your laptop and these won't be nearly as frightening.
    or use this during happy time

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    Actually, there was no "happy time" in front of the laptop at all. I'm just concerned about the username & password breaches for my accounts I use for banking and other tasks.

    my password was not as posted above, I just used those to signify a "password" which could have been _____________ as well.

    Looks like I'll have to go change all the passwords related to the user name they found and the associated password. what a PITA!

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    Actually, there was no "happy time" in front of the laptop at all. I'm just concerned about the username & password breaches for my accounts I use for banking and other tasks.

    my password was not as posted above, I just used those to signify a "password" which could have been _____________ as well.

    Looks like I'll have to go change all the passwords related to the user name they found and the associated password. what a PITA!
    that's why you shouldn't be using the same password for all of your accounts.
    it is a PITA but invest on a password manager software. I use LastPass free version to store all my passwords across all my devices including phones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDMMAN View Post
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    Actually, there was no "happy time" in front of the laptop at all. I'm just concerned about the username & password breaches for my accounts I use for banking and other tasks.

    my password was not as posted above, I just used those to signify a "password" which could have been _____________ as well.

    Looks like I'll have to go change all the passwords related to the user name they found and the associated password. what a PITA!
    There are so many breaches of data with your data it's an impossible war to win on. Simply use tough passwords or some form of 2f.

    For 2 days I kept having Google someone was trying to access my account

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    I recently started using app specific passwords where I use apples 12 digit suggestion then I add the app name to the end so like 58hf7gb76hT1Netflix (not my real password of course) that way when there is a breach I know exactly what app it was and I only have to change one password. Since everyone in my family uses Apple devices keychain keeps track of it without me having to lose my marbles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDMMAN View Post
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    Actually, there was no "happy time" in front of the laptop at all. I'm just concerned about the username & password breaches for my accounts I use for banking and other tasks.

    my password was not as posted above, I just used those to signify a "password" which could have been _____________ as well.

    Looks like I'll have to go change all the passwords related to the user name they found and the associated password. what a PITA!
    You have had a breach and they assume that you toss off to porn on your laptop so the fear you feel at the breach makes you believe the rest of their story. Because lots and lots of dudes do club their gopher at their laptop, this scam wins and wins big.

    Modern passwords are a complete joke. No one understands that the real issue is the simple security questions, not that you need a 16-digit, hexadecimal, multi character bullshit.
    Wired Magazine figured this out about 8 years ago.
    https://www.wired.com/2012/11/ff-mat...ssword-hacker/

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    What makes it even easier is the people who fill out those Facebook “get to know me” chain messages which ask all the phishing security questions like “what high school did you got to, the name of your first pet” then they post it on their profile Page which is connected to the email address.

    So bloody stupid.
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    What makes it even easier are the people who use Facebook.
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    My wife got the same email today. I'm hoping to receive a video soon.
    I like neat cars.

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    My wife got the same email today. I'm hoping to receive a video soon.
    So much LoL!!

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    I feel sorry for @Chester with his webcam pointed in prime location. My o face looks like I’m taking a shit so my 5 friends will only be confused.
    I charge for my views.

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    I got the same email recently. Called the bluff and hoped it was real, wanted to see what happened lol

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    You can't threaten someone with something they already share with the world for free...
    Make the world a radder place, grow a mullet.
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