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I just got a threat from some piece of shit out there on the net.

He posted from IP at an address in Athens marked by the red pin in the map. The idiot thinks faking my name in the "Send" field of the email makes him anonymous. (I should note that the map address might just be the server for his internet provider, not his personal address.)

He assumes that I'm into porn. That's a stupid mistake which comes off as an empty threat because I actually never bother with porn. The closest I get to it is occasionally reading some lesbian romances.

He thinks I have a camera on my computer that lets him take pictures of me having sex. Nope. I don't have a camera on my computer and I live alone, happily, without a sexual partner for decades.

He says he's spent a lot of time spying on me. Well then he must have a very boring life because I spend most of my time writing about social justice issues.

He thinks he can intimidate me by telling me my ancient mySpace password. He assumes I use the same password for everything (like many people do). But I use a different password on everything that requires one. And it certainly isn't the password into my computer.

Here is what this jerk-off wrote:


I have very bad news for you.
03/08/2018 - on this day I hacked your OS and got full access to your account mim@miriam-english.org
On this day your account mim@miriam-english.org has password: snuffled0g

So, you can change the password, yes.. But my malware intercepts it every time.

How I made it:
In the software of the router, through which you went online, was a vulnerability.
I just hacked this router and placed my malicious code on it.
When you went online, my trojan was installed on the OS of your device.

After that, I made a full dump of your disk (I have all your address book, history of viewing sites, all files, phone numbers and addresses of all your contacts).

A month ago, I wanted to lock your device and ask for a not big amount of btc to unlock.
But I looked at the sites that you regularly visit, and I was shocked by what I saw!!!
I'm talk you about sites for adults.

I want to say - you are a BIG pervert. Your fantasy is shifted far away from the normal course!

And I got an idea....
I made a screenshot of the adult sites where you have fun (do you understand what it is about, huh?).
After that, I made a screenshot of your joys (using the camera of your device) and glued them together.
Turned out amazing! You are so spectacular!

I'm know that you would not like to show these screenshots to your friends, relatives or colleagues.
I think $896 is a very, very small amount for my silence.
Besides, I have been spying on you for so long, having spent a lot of time!

Pay ONLY in Bitcoins!
My BTC wallet: 18YDAf11psBJSavARQCwysE7E89zSEMfGG

You do not know how to use bitcoins?
Enter a query in any search engine: "how to replenish btc wallet".
It's extremely easy

For this payment I give you a little over two days (exactly 55 hours).
As soon as this letter is opened, the timer will work.

After payment, my virus and dirty screenshots with your enjoys will be self-destruct automatically.
If I do not receive from you the specified amount, then your device will be locked, and all your contacts will receive a screenshots with your "enjoys".

I hope you understand your situation.
- Do not try to find and destroy my virus! (All your data, files and screenshots is already uploaded to a remote server)
- Do not try to contact me (you yourself will see that this is impossible, I sent this email from your account)
- Various security services will not help you; formatting a disk or destroying a device will not help, since your data is already on a remote server.

P.S. You are not my single victim. so, I guarantee you that I will not disturb you again after payment!
This is the word of honor hacker

I also ask you to regularly update your antiviruses in the future. This way you will no longer fall into a similar situation.

Do not hold evil! I just do my job.
Good luck.

fake hacker

Date: 2018-11-24 07:48 am (UTC)
syntonic_comma: MicroAce computer (Sinclair ZX80 clone kit) (computers)
From: [personal profile] syntonic_comma
I got a couple like this recently. It seems to be the new thing. It's preying on people who don't know enough about how things work to realize that the "hacker's" claims don't make sense. I'd expect that someone who had copied every file off my computer and watched me for a long time would know my name. (And my computer doesn't have a camera, either.)

Re: fake hacker

Date: 2018-11-25 12:33 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] greylock
Yeah, this has been doing the rounds recently, an update of a scam that's a few years old. (There was an article on Gizmodo a few weeks back I can't find just now).

My partner got it a few weeks back. I checked, and that e-nmail address was in about 17 beaches on HaveIBeenPwned, but she signs up for everything.

Re: fake hacker

Date: 2018-11-25 10:05 am (UTC)
greylock: (Default)
From: [personal profile] greylock
I didn't realise it was an old scam.

That's why I hesitated to mention it (being accused of mansplaining and all), but my vibe was you may have missed it.

What do you mean by "in about 17 beaches on HaveIBeenPwned".</i? *breaches* Late night, early morning, keyboard with few characters remaining. I guess you know of https://haveibeenpwned.com/? It seems legit.


Date: 2018-12-25 01:03 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] diannaart
My Ipad3 was hacked a few years ago. I hadn’t set up secure enough passwords for my router. Had to restore IPad,

At least I wasn’t threatened, just some neighbor sneaking into others wi-fi.

Still, I have become very password aware and use different mnemonic passwords for everything.

Wishing I had more technical knowledge to understand how my iPad was taken over.

Too old for this shit


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