Dear Trend, I received this email this morning. Some of it is crap but some stands up. ???

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Dear Trend, I received this email this morning. Some of it is crap but some d stands up. Trend has been activated all along and this info he claims is correct but no longer used. Should I be concerned? 


The email in question: 
I'm a hacker who cracked your email and
device a few months ago.
Youentered a password on one of the sites you visited, and I interceptedit.

This is one of yourpasswords:bccz9610
Of course you can will change it, or already changed it.
But it doesn't matter, my malwareupdated it every time.

Through your email and mobile device, I uploaded malicious code toyour Operation System.
I savedall of your contacts with friends, colleagues, relatives and a completehistory of visits to the Internet resources.
Also I installed a Trojan on your computer andmobile device and have since been spying you.
You are not my only victim, I usually lockcomputers and ask for a ransom.


But I was struck by the sites ofintimate content that you often visit. And the naughty pictures from yourphone
I am in shock of your fantasies! I'venever seen anything like this!
So, when you had fun on piquant sites (you know what Imean!)
I made screenshot with using myprogram from your camera of yours device.


After that, I combined them to the contentof the currently viewed site.
There will be laughter when I send these photos to yourcontacts!
BUT I'm sure its not something youwant.


Therefore, I expect a payment from you formy silence.
I think $650 is an acceptable pricefor it!


Pay with Bitcoin.
My BTC wallet:32qMtjomyufYNkRspoRLXSuPix6PsFoTaD (CASESENSETIVE!)


If you do not know how to do this -enter into Google "how to buy bitcoin". It is not difficult.


After receiving the specified amount,all your data will be immediately destroyed automatically. My virus willalso remove itself from your operating system.


My Trojan have auto alert, after thisemail is read, I will know it!
I give you 1 day (24 hours) to make a payment (the sooner thebetter)
If this does nothappen - all your contacts will get crazy shots from your dark secretlife!
And so that you do not obstruct, yourdevice will be blocked (also after 48 hours)


Do not be silly!
Police or friends won't help you for sure..
P.S. I can give you advice for thefuture. Do not enter your passwords on unsafe sites.




I hope for your prudence.
Farewell."


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jfkelly

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Posted 2 weeks ago

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Hi jfkelly,

It's a case of sextortion scam.
Most likely, the perpetrator was able to extract your leaked email address and password from a previous data breach and semi/automatically sending these emails hoping you (or someone) would get into a panic and send him or them bitcoin. 

I wouldn't say there is nothing to worry about especially if you have done nothing after the breach. Assuming you are still using the leaked email, make sure you change the password, change the password of all email/accounts using the same password, enable 2FA (two-factor authentication), do not download any attachment from unknown recipients sent to the leaked email address, scan your computer, cover your webcam when not in use and other practices to stay safe online. Better yet, change your email address and update all related accounts including calling your banks and move on. It's a real pain.

If you want to know which breach leaked your email address/username, you can check here but use it only if you are comfortable https://haveibeenpwned (dot) com

^erza