Blackmail variant – 2023-05-18

This one is a slight variant to the previous variant. It merely adds a line claiming a specific password. I’ve touched on this before where passwords from data breaches are being plugged into these blackmail scams to make it look like they’ve hacked into your email when they’ve merely spoofed your email address – which is stupid easy to do. Though the password they claimed to have used to access my email isn’t a password I’ve ever used. Instead it’s a username I’ve used on various other sites and not the username I use to access my email. (Still redacted it for consistency.) Plus my email is on a self-hosted mail server, so… they aren’t accessing it anyway, and the username also isn’t what I use in any way to access that mail server.


I am a hacker, and I have successfully gained access to your operating system.
I also have full access to your account.

When I hacked into your account, your password was: [REDACTED]

I've been watching you for a few months now.

The fact is that your computer has been infected with malware through an adult site that you visited.
If you are not familiar with this, I will explain.
Trojan Virus gives me full access and control over a computer or other device.
This means that I can see everything on your screen, turn on the camera and microphone, but you do not know about it.
I also have access to all your contacts and all your correspondence.

Why did your antivirus not detect malware?
Answer: The malware I used is driver-based, I update its signatures every 4 hours. Hence your antivirus is unable to detect its presence.
I made a video showing how you satisfy yourself in the left half of the screen, and the right half shows the video you were watching at the time.

With one mouse click, I can send this video to all your emails and contacts on your social networks.
I can also make public all your e-mail correspondence and chat history on the messengers that you use.

If you don't want this to happen, transfer $1490 in Bitcoin equivalent to my Bitcoin address (if you do not know how to do this, just search "buy bitcoin" on Google).

My Bitcoin address (BTC Wallet) is: 1LzGn637qgKdsw7UH6S2A17vEbwL8ytHXY

After confirming your payment, I will delete the video immediately, and that's it. You will never hear from me again.
I will give you 50 hours (more than 2 days) to pay. I will get a notice, when you open this email, and the timer will start.
Filing a complaint somewhere does not make sense because this email cannot be tracked like my Bitcoin address.

I never make any mistakes.
If I find that you have shared this message with someone else, the video will be immediately distributed.

Best regards!

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