This is a rather interesting variation on the scam e-mails I’ve received.
The subject line was “[username] : [password]”, where [username] is a username I’ve used on other sites, and [password] is an old LinkedIn password that was exposed through a data dump. I’ve talked about this previously. The format of the e-mail was also slightly different:
You’ll notice the bulk of the text is two images. Here’s everything OCR’d for search engines:
^^^ is your password. You don’t know me and you’re thinking why you received this email, right?
I placed malware on the porn website and guess what, you visited this web site to have fun (you know what I mean). While you were watching the video, your web browser acted as an RDP (Remote Desktop) and a keylogger which provided me access to your display screen and webcam.
Right after that, my software gathered all your contacts from your Messenger, Facebook account, and email account. What exactly did I do? I made a split-screen video, First part recorded the video you were viewing (you’ve got a fine taste haha), and next part recorded your webcam (Yep! It’s you doing nasty things!).
What should you do?
Well, I believe, $1400 is a fair price for our little secret You’ll make the payment via Bitcoin to the below address (if you don’t know this, search “how to buy bitcoin” in Google).
BTC Address –>>
(It is case sensitive, so copy and paste it)
You have 24 hours in order to make the payment. (I have an unique pixel within this email message, and right now I know that you have read this email). If I don’t get the payment, I will send your video to all of your contacts including relatives, coworkers, and so forth Nonetheless, if I do get paid, I will erase the video immidiately. If you want evidence, reply with “Yes!” and I will send your video recording to your 5 friends, This is a non-negotiable offer, so don’t waste my time and yours by replying to this email.
So slightly different from the several dozen scam e-mails I’ve already received, but otherwise pretty much the same story.