Hacked adult webcam
In the last couple of days a new scam has emerged in which emailers use emails and passwords stolen in hacks to scare the crap out of recipients.
Here’s the email, shared with me by Augie Ray who received this in his inbox.
I’m betting that the sender’s address is spoofed; this almost certainly didn’t pass through the email system.
The mailed Bitcoin blackmail letters are meticulous and persuasive, because they’re intentionally sent to people in affluent suburbs, and each one costs money to send, at least the cost of a stamp.
This letter is a lot sloppier, but some less technically sophisticated users may fall for the technobabble about RDP, key loggers, and the double-screen video.
BTC Address: 12xe Eyz3AAnh Xn AT98xor PMJHNHmx A2pm M (It is c As E sensitive, so copy and paste it)Note: You now have one day in order to make the payment.
(I’ve a special pixel within this e mail, and at this moment I know that you have read this mail).
Explanation These are web cameras with IP addresses, which send a continuous stream of pictures in the Motion JPEG format. The first frame of the video is grabbed and resized as a thumbnail.