Threat Database Adware 'Hacker who cracked your email and device' Scam

'Hacker who cracked your email and device' Scam

By GoldSparrow in Adware

The 'Hacker who cracked your email and device' scam refers to spam emails that many Web users received in October 2018. The 'Hacker who cracked your email and device' scam revolves around the idea that a hacker managed to record your user credentials on a site that you are using on a daily basis and succeeded in installing malware on your PC. Not only that, but the spam emails used in the 'Hacker who cracked your email and device' scam threatened users to reveal details about their potentially embarrassing Web browsing habits to family members and the police if payment is not provided to the hacker. The 'Hacker who cracked your email and device' scam is a textbook example of a blackmail campaign targeted at PC users who may explore content on the Internet that is not perceived as family-friendly.

You should not panic if you receive emails that feature the subject line 'password [random word or number] for [a site you may visit] - is compromised'. These types of emails are used in the 'Hacker who cracked your email and device' scam and might or might not mention Web services you enjoy in private. In most cases, the 'Hacker who cracked your email and device' scam uses domain names associated with an adult-rated content, popular social media services, and some online banking portals to scare users into thinking that they have been compromised. A useful and convenient way to check if personally identifiable data, as well as your login credentials, have been compromised is to enter your email address at The service is known to index publicly available cybersecurity reports from companies and inform users if they need to update their security and profile settings in the case of a data breach.

Do not trust the 'Hacker who cracked your email and device' emails and do not pay money to hackers that may have guessed the sites that you visit frequently. If you suspect your PC has been infected, run a complete system scan with your cybersecurity solution of choice and consider running a second scan with another instrument of the same class. The 'Hacker who cracked your email and device' scam uses only emails to reach out to PC users, and the message utilized in the October 2018 campaign reads:

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 [user's email] on moment of hack: [user's password]
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 Internet resources.
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 $892 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 not difficult.
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.


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