Not to sure were to post this, extortion email.

The Mad Atheist

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Just got an extortion email a few minutes ago and they included an old password I used before a couple of years ago before my laptop was stolen.

I have no intention of replying to it, and I always had the camera covered after I bought it.
Makes me wonder if the guy that stole it got his freak on or what.
Maybe I should ask him to go ahead so I know what the thief looks like and submit it to the police!? Lol joking.
Anyone know a group to screw with this guy?
Here's the text.....
From: Neddy Peligrad
"I do know, ********, is your password.

I need your total attention for the coming Twenty-four hours, or I may make sure you that you live out of shame for the rest of your existence.

Hello there, you do not know me. However I know all the things about you. Your present facebook contact list, phone contacts as well as all the digital activity in your computer from previous 158 days.

And this includes, your self pleasure video footage, which brings me to the primary reason why I am writing this particular e mail to you.

Well the previous time you went to the porno online sites, my malware was activated inside your computer system which ended up saving a lovely video footage of your self pleasure act simply by activating your web camera.
(you got a incredibly unusual taste btw lmao)

I have the entire recording. If you think I am messing around, just reply proof and I will be forwarding the particular recording randomly to 5 people you're friends with.

It might end up being your friends, co workers, boss, mother and father (I'm not sure! My software will randomly pick the contacts).

Will you be able to look into anyone's eyes again after it? I doubt that...

Nonetheless, it does not have to be that route.

I would like to make you a one time, non negotiable offer.

Purchase USD 2000 in bitcoin and send them on the listed below address:

b***c1qq99pu9jgpkqmhkupk8zq4h68tkxts7vm05kprx
[case-SENSITIVE so copy & paste it, and remove *** from it]

(If you don't know how, lookup how to purchase bitcoin. Do not waste my important time)

If you send out this 'donation' (let's call it that?). After that, I will go away and under no circumstances get in touch with you again. I will erase everything I have got in relation to you. You may very well keep on living your normal day to day life with no concern.

You have 24 hours to do so. Your time starts off as soon you go through this mail. I have got an special program code that will inform me once you read this email therefore don't attempt to act smart."
 

The Mad Atheist

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Is this money sent to Nigeria? :geek:
Probably some wanker that bought a list of emails and PWs from whatever breach of the month that happened in the past.

Seen plenty of those Nigeria emails in my spam box, never one targeted to me.
Cleaned a cowork's PC from ransomware years ago.
 

travm

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Oh, please waste as much of this wankers time as possible.
Sometimes if I don't have anywhere to be I'll sit on the phone with the guy from Microsoft who barely speaks English for as long as possible.
Odds this clown has actual video I would say is slim . Plus it's not you.
 

vegeta535

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My boss had a similar email to this about six months ago. It actually had the password we used for our ups account. It asked for $2000 in bitcoin also. With the same threats. My boss didn't even have a Facebook account and just ignored it. This was also a few weeks after we had someone shipping stuff under our ups account but has since been closed. None of our old computers even had microphones let alone a web cam. Nothing ever came of it. I would just ignore it. I doubt their much you can do with screwing with the guy. Idk how they got our ups password since our work computers are completely locked down and I for one never used our accounts outside of work. Idk about my boss but I also believe he doesn't either.
 

EniGmA1987

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Ive seen a couple emails like this in the past year or so. Just happened to get another one this morning that is the exact email in the OP. Its just the "extortion email" of the month that means absolutely nothing. They use a pre-formatted letter meant to try and scare someone using a password that was involved in a leak at one point or another. The password listed in the one I got today hasnt been used in 3-4 years for us.
 

compcons

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We see these all the time. It is basically an auto-generated email that uses (as Atheist suggested) the email/password combos from whatever lists are available from recent breaches. They hope to get lucky since people are dumb and recycle the same account names (emails) and passwords across so many services. The effort to actually collect video/information from a a PC is exponentially higher than spending a few bucks with thousands of emails and the associated password and parsing it into the above template. It takes minutes to send out thousands of these things. They can be ignored. Report it a spam and hope the crappy email security solution that should be stopping these will get updated.
 
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