I got a funny email today. You may have received a similar one. Do not worry please. Read more about 2012 LinkedIn hack. The mail I received follows:
From: Ender Diggins <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: linkedin - <password> Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2018 02:17:29 +0000 Message-ID: <VI1PR09MB0432B4B649C36EFDAE35CEA5C0550@VI1PR09MB0432.eurprd09.prod.outlook.com> I am well aware <password> one of your password. Lets get straight to the point. Not a single person has compensated me to investigate you. You don't know me and you are most likely thinking why you're getting this e-mail? In fact, I placed a software on the xxx videos (sex sites) web-site and you know what, you visited this site to have fun (you know what I mean). When you were watching videos, your web browser initiated working as a Remote control Desktop that has a key logger which provided me access to your display and webcam. after that, my software obtained your complete contacts from your Messenger, social networks, and emailaccount. And then I made a double-screen video. First part shows the video you were watching (you've got a good taste rofl), and next part displays the view of your web cam, & its u. You actually have just two solutions. We will read these types of possibilities in aspects: 1st option is to disregard this e mail. In this situation, I most certainly will send your very own recorded material to all of your contacts and think about the humiliation that you receive. Moreover should you be in a committed relationship, how it is going to affect? 2nd alternative should be to give me $7000. We will name it as a donation. In this situation, I will quickly eliminate your video. You will go on with daily life like this never happened and you are never going to hear back again from me. You'll make the payment through Bitcoin (if you do not know this, search for "how to buy bitcoin" in Google search engine). BTC Address: 1GS6VCzuBBTpprQEk9F67W7LYmmUTL6RQw [CASE-sensitive copy and paste it] Should you are wondering about going to the police, look, this e-mail can not be traced back to me. I have covered my moves. I am not attempting to ask you for a huge amount, I wish to be paid. I've a specific pixel within this e-mail, and right now I know that you have read this email message. You have one day in order to pay. If I do not get the BitCoins, I will definitely send out your video to all of your contacts including friends and family, colleagues, and so forth. Having said that, if I receive the payment, I'll erase the video immediately. If you want to have evidence, reply Yes & I definitely will send your video recording to your 15 contacts. This is a nonnegotiable offer, so please don't waste my time and yours by responding to this email.
Note there was no specific pixel in the email at all. It is all happening just in your head.