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AKRON, Ohio – A terrifying email scam using stolen passwords and sextortion is trying to scare many out of their money.
There are variations of the blackmail threat, but in most cases, a password that someone once used or is still using appears in the subject line of the email. The hackers claim to have “evidence of your secret” after installing malware on adult video sites.
The article goes on to state the following:
The email explains web cameras were hacked and recordings were made of the person watching the pornography. The hackers then demand anywhere from $1,000 to $3,600 in bitcoin or the video will be released to all contacts, including family members and co-workers.
“It’s a non-negotiable offer, thus please do not ruin my personal time and yours,” one hacker wrote. “The clock is ticking.”
However, it’s all a nasty scam. There are no videos and the hackers may have one of your passwords, but they don’t have all of your information.
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