'I Know A Lot More Things About You' Email Scam
The ‘I Know A Lot More Things About You’ tactic is classified as sextortion by cybersecurity researchers. The conmen behind the ‘I Know A Lot More Things About You’ email scam would state that they have obtained an demeaning video of the users while they were browsing pornographic content. This is a social engineering trick that may intimidate users into following the instructions of the con-artists.
Users targeted by the ‘I Know A Lot More Things About You’ tactic would receive a fraudulent email, in which the conmen would state that they have infected the user’s device with a threat. The threat in question was supposedly detected when the user was browsing the adult content in question and has begun recording them. The conmen behind the ‘I Know A Lot More Things About You’ tactic claim to have recorded video and audio. They also state that they have gotten their hands on your contacts list and will not hesitate to distribute the embarrassing video to all your friends, colleagues and family. The con-artists demand $2,000 via Bitcoin in exchange for deleting the compromising video they claim to possess. Most cyber crooks tend to prefer to be paid via cryptocurrencies, as this helps them protect their anonymity, which makes it less probable for them to face any consequences for their actions.
Fortunately, the ‘I Know A Lot More Things About You’ tactic is nothing more than a bluff that relies on social engineering tricks to mislead users into paying up the ransom fee. This means that the conmen are not in possession of any embarrassing videos of you, and you should simply ignore the fraudulent email.