I clean out my spam box every week or so. Usually 40 to 60 spams in it. This one caught my eye as it was a variation of a ransomware email I got a few months ago. Lets see, Facebook banned me, LinkedIn banned me, I cover up the laptop cams with gaffers tape and I have no friends. Looks like all he / she / it is going to get it practice. And being an old, white, straight, male underground photographer, I'm snubbed by the art world / curators / galleries like a homeless man offering them a sack of sh... So, I'd welcome ANY notoriety of ANY kind. People are sooooo desperate nowadays. (Once in a while the spammers pay off. I got the title to one of my books from a Nigerian spammer.) - - - - - - - - ❗ ATTENTION! You are screwed now xxxxxxxx.. Alycia Meyer <[email protected]> Apr 4, 2019, 4:09 AM (1 day ago) to me Do I have your attention? You are really screwed now and you better read this... ! Your device was recently infected with a software I developed, and now you have a problem you need to solve, because it has gone too far.. You probably noticed your device is acting strangely lately. That's because you downloaded a nasty software I created while you were browsing the Ƿornographic website... The software automatically: 1) Started your Ƈamera and begun recoding you, uploading the footage to my server... 2) Recording your device screen 3) Copied all your contact lists from mail program, facebook and your device chain 4) Started logging what you write The problem is that it has cought you while you have been ʍasturbating.. and I didn't plan to see that.. but I did. I now have the xxxxxxxx.mp4 file with you ʍasturbating to this hardcore stuff... ugly!! ( Let me get straight to the point. If you do not do what I ask you now, I will upload this ugly video file with you ... and the stuff you were watching to several video upload sites and I will send the links to all your friends, family members and associates. I am sure they will not like what they will see and I am also sure you don't want me to do that, right ? So do you want me to uninstall the nasty software from your device and stop recording you? Do you want me to forget about this whole issue?? I think 2,000 USD is a fair price for my silence. I know you can handle to send me this money - and it is enough for me to get lost. So how do you send the cash?? Bitcoin. I checked right now and 1 Bitcoin is worth 4,960 bucks. So... Send exactly 0.401654 BTC to my Bitcoin wallet. This is my Bitcoin wallet address: 3DBvWXWJzF9k3ffZh1RhCgZnpLiVz6FAiF If you do not know how to send cash using bitcoin, type 'how to buy bitcoin' in google. There's plenty of guides. Ok.. so what if you decide not to pay ? Well if you want to test my patience - go on. I will destroy your social life, you can count on that. You think that visiting Police is a good idea ? Nope. I don't live in your country and I know how to stay Anonymous. I will send the compromising video to everyone you know! Just send me the 2,000 USD and we forget about the whole thing. I have family to feed too. *********************************************** Send 2,000 USD worth of bitcoin to this address: 0.401654 BTC to this address: 3DBvWXWJzF9k3ffZh1RhCgZnpLiVz6FAiF (copy and paste it - it's cAsE sensitive) *********************************************** After you send the money to my wallet (exact amount!) - I will see it and I will remove the video and deactivate the rec software. I give you 5 days only to send the transfer.. The time starts ticking after you open this letter (I included a pixel in this message and I will know when you read it). Don't try to contact me - I am using an untracable email to deliver this message to you. I am waiting for your cash. And don't forget the shame if you ignore me. Alycia - - - - - - - - Earlier ransomware email... - - - - - - - - - LAST WARNING xxxxxxxx You have the last chance to save your social life - I am not kidding!! I give you the last 72 hours to make the payment before I send the video with your masturbation to all your friends and associates. The last time you visited a erotic website with young Teens, you downloaded and installed the software I developed. My program has turned on your camera and recorded your act of Masturbation and the video you were masturbating to. My software also downloaded all your email contact lists and a list of your Facebook friends. I have both the 'xxxxxxxx.mp4' with your masturbation and a file with all your contacts on my hard drive. You are very perverted! If you want me to delete both files and keep your secret, you must send me Bitcoin payment. I give you the last 72 hours. If you don't know how to send Bitcoins, visit Google. Send 2000 USD to this Bitcoin address immediately: 3JKqxErY9K5hmN3ETajmWHfnoCtCdbLQRC (copy and paste) 1 BTC = 3470 USD right now, so send exactly 0.588056 BTC to the address above. Do not try to cheat me! As soon as you open this Email I will know you opened it. This Bitcoin address is linked to you only, so I will know if you sent the correct amount. When you pay in full, I will remove both files and deactivate my software. If you don't send the payment, I will send your masturbation video to ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND ASSOCIATES from your contact list I hacked. Here are the payment details again: Send 0.588056 BTC to this Bitcoin address: ---------------------------------------- 3JKqxErY9K5hmN3ETajmWHfnoCtCdbLQRC ---------------------------------------- You саn visit the police but nobody will help you. I know what I am doing. I don't live in your country and I know how to stay anonymous. Don't try to deceive me - I will know it immediately - my spy ware is recording all the websites you visit and all keys you press. If you do - I will send this ugly recording to everyone you know, including your family. Don't cheat me! Don't forget the shame and if you ignore this message your life will be ruined. I am waiting for your Bitcoin payment. Jani Anonymous Hacker P.S. If you need more time to buy and send 0.588056 BTC, open your notepad and write '48h plz'. I will consider giving you another 48 hours before I release the vid, but only when I really see you are struggling to buy bitcoin.