Variation on a theme

Another scam e-mail I received recently, this one being a variation on ones I’ve written about here before:


As you may have noticed, I sent this email from your email account (if you didn’t see, check the from email id). In other words, I have full access to your email account.

I infected you with a malware a few months back when you visited an adult site, and since then, I have been observing your actions. The malware gave me full access and control over your system, meaning, I can see everything on your screen, turn on your camera or microphone, and you won’t even notice about it. I also have access to all your contacts.

Why your antivirus did not detect malware? It’s simple. My malware updates its signature every 10 minutes, and there is nothing your antivirus can do about it.

I made a video showing both you (through your webcam) and the video you were watching (on the screen) while satisfying yourself. With one click, I can send this video to all your contacts (email, social network, and messengers you use).

You can prevent me from doing this. To stop me, transfer $909 to my bitcoin address. If you do not know how to do this, Google – “Buy Bitcoin”.

My bitcoin address (BTC Wallet) is : 1FsEdzFk5iWdcZD3SyfetKcHShhcBsEQZx

After receiving the payment, I will delete the video, and you will never hear from me again. You have 48 hours to pay. Since I already have access to your system, I now know that you have read this email, so your countdown has begun.

Filing a complaint will not do any good because this email cannot be tracked. I have not made any mistakes.

If I find that you have shared this message with someone else, I will immediately send the video to all of your contacts.

Take care!

As I’ve mentioned previously, it’s stupidly easy to spoof an e-mail address. And that’s all that’s occurring in this instance, and every instance wherein this occurs. Because it’s effortless to do that. Hacking an e-mail account isn’t trivial. And it’s stupid easy to create a program or bot that blasts e-mails like the above out, similar to phishing and other spam and scam e-mails that are sent out all. the. time. Which, again, is what is happening here as well.