A recent ransomware email...variations on a theme.

Discussion in 'General Computer Chat' started by slackercruster, Apr 5, 2019.

  1. slackercruster

    slackercruster Member

    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.)

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    ❗ 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.

    Send exactly 0.401654 BTC to my Bitcoin wallet.

    This is my Bitcoin wallet address:

    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:


    (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.


    - - - - - - - -

    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:


    (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:




    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.


    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.
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2019
  2. _Kyle_

    _Kyle_ Well-Known Member

    This is probably the most hardcore ransomware email I have ever read. Seriously, this person is just trying too hard at this point.
  3. UnholyVision

    UnholyVision Active Member

    Nothing new to me. I've seen quiet a few of these. Had an email the other day saying, they installed malware on my machine, saw a collection of porn, I had good taste, I was watched through my webcam (which I don't even have), they collected all my passwords, don't try to find me, and send me 1,000 in Bitcoins or all my private data will be aired. All while using a domain that looked almost like my own privately ran email servers name except for the fact it was a sub-domain. (For example name @ computerforums . com . info.

    There are even a few people that get emails with Facebook account pointed too or various other accounts placed in these type of emails to try and add to the scare tactics. What happens is sometimes people get access to a website with a good bit of meta data stored on them (such as your Facebook account a user linked), grabs the stored e-mail used on the account linked from creation and creates a quick SMTP/forwarding server to make it more of a scare tactic. Place that data on there with a email address that you can't reply back to and boom square individuals handing over money via Bitcoin.

    Honestly, some of the lessons someone should take from this is try not to link accounts as much as possible & for sure don't use the same password everywhere if linking accounts.
  4. AlienMenace

    AlienMenace Well-Known Member

    :(:(:( I fear that I am left out, I never get stuff like this. lol. And I am glad that I don't. But I have had friends that have. I know it sad that some poor misinformed person gets crap like this. I keep harping on my friends and family about security and such on the internet. :p
  5. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

    I've received some of those and they even contained leaked data from sites that were hacked/dumped.

    I'm certainly not going to pay $2k so someone doesn't see my wiener. They probably already have anyway :p.

    It depresses me that people are both self conscious about that, that they actually fall for btc/target gift card ransoms, and also that the initiator has a retarded scare tactic story that lacks inspiration.
    JLuchinski, Darren and AlienMenace like this.
  6. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

    I miss it back when my scams were UNIQUE AND INTERESTING. None of that uninspired crap the kids do these days.
    beers likes this.

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