The following email is very common at the moment:
I'm a hacker who cracked your email and device a few months ago.
You entered a password on one of the sites you visited, and I intercepted it.
This is your password from [email protected] on moment of hack: r9vrts4
Of course you can will change it, or already changed it.
But it doesn't matter, my malware updated it every time.
Do not try to contact me or find me, it is impossible, since I sent you an email from your account.
Through your email, I uploaded malicious code to your Operation System.
I saved all of your contacts with friends, colleagues, relatives and a complete history of visits to the
Also I installed a Trojan on your device and long tome spying for you.
You are not my only victim, I usually lock computers and ask for a ransom.
But I was struck by the sites of intimate content that you often visit.
I am in shock of your fantasies! I've never seen anything like this!
So, when you had fun on piquant sites (you know what I mean!) I made screenshot with using my
program from your camera of yours device.
After that, I combined them to the content of the currently viewed site.
There will be laughter when I send these photos to your contacts!
BUT I'm sure you don't want it.
Therefore, I expect payment from you for my silence.
I think $883 is an acceptable price for it!
Pay with Bitcoin.
My BTC wallet: 1JTtwbvmM7ymByxPYCByVYCwasjH49J3Vj
If you do not know how to do this - enter into Google "how to transfer money to a bitcoin wallet". It is
After receiving the specified amount, all your data will be immediately destroyed automatically. My
virus will also remove itself from your operating system.
My Trojan have auto alert, after this email is read, I will be know it!
I give you 2 days (48 hours) to make a payment.
If this does not happen - all your contacts will get crazy shots from your dark secret life!
And so that you do not obstruct, your device will be blocked (also after 48 hours)
Do not be silly!
Police or friends won't help you for sure ...
p.s. I can give you advice for the future. Do not enter your passwords on unsafe sites.
I hope for your prudence.
This email is particularly annoying because it is not actually an email at att - just a telnet session being run against the email server pretending to be an email from your own mailbox. It is bypassing SPF and spoofing detection in some cases but it does not mean that any passwords have been hacked in any way or that they have compromised your computer in any way.
It is fairly obvious from the quality of the email that this is just an email sent out en masse in order to try and recover a few bit coin payments. The IP address can be found to show the originating IP in the email header and it is changing constantly perhaps suggesting that this is an email fired out by smtp viruses on various computers around the web.
The best action to take is to ensure that your own email address is not in yoru whitelist so that anti-spoofing and SPF measures block this email rather than letting it through.