Threatening emails and viruses etc

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by textbook, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. textbook

    textbook Member

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    My friend got an email in his junk box with the sender saying he had hacked his computer and videoed him pleasuring himself while he watched an adult video. It said he had two videos - one of him pleasuring himself and the other of the porn he was watching at the time. He had access to all his contacts in his email and he would send the video if $500 wasn't sent in 50 hrs after the email had been read. Could someone do this? No video was attached to the email as evidence though.

    My friend has bullguard so would have thought that would pick it up. I guess always sellotape a piece of paper over your camera lense on your computer to be sure though.

    I know people can access your email as a tradesman I know had people invoicing his customers and getting the money diverted to their accounts from his customers. so this kind of hacking does happen. I think this was on his phone.
     
  2. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    I got a few like that too but guess what, I have no webcam. Its phishing/scam email. Pcmag has a 2 star rating out of 5 for bullguard.
     
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  3. voyagerfan99

    voyagerfan99 Master of Turning Things Off and Back On Again Staff Member

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    It's a common scare tactic scam. It's fake.
     
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  4. BulldogBuzz

    BulldogBuzz Member

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    Just delete the message but dont open it
     
  5. BulldogBuzz

    BulldogBuzz Member

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    And maybe change password to be sure
     
  6. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    I guess now we know who's been whackin it at the PC :cool:
     
  7. textbook

    textbook Member

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    You think they installed a keylogger?
     
  8. voyagerfan99

    voyagerfan99 Master of Turning Things Off and Back On Again Staff Member

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    We just told you it's a scam. It's a scare tactic. They were never actually in your PC.
     
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  9. BulldogBuzz

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    no because they would have all your passwords and would most likely change them
    it happened to me i changed the password and deleted the email and havent had another email again
    run malwarebytes and any security software you have
     
  10. PcExpertQ8

    PcExpertQ8 New Member

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    As they said; it’s scam. Don’t believe them and DON’T pay anything. Just delete and ignore it. I received many of them.
     

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