We thought we had seen everything and then a new twist on ransomware emerged in our office last week. Cyber Criminals are emailing people with a message similar to this one:
(password) is your pass. Lets get directly to point. You do not know me and you’re most likely wondering why you’re getting this e mail? Absolutely no one has compensated me to investigate you.
Let me tell you, I setup a malware on the xxx streaming (porn material) site and guess what, you visited this site to have fun (you know what I mean). While you were viewing videos, your web browser started out operating as a Remote control Desktop with a key logger which gave me accessibility to your display screen and webcam. Immediately after that, my software obtained all your contacts from your Messenger, social networks, as well as email . Next I created a video. First part displays the video you were watching (you have a nice taste ; )), and next part displays the recording of your web camera, and its you.
You have got a pair of alternatives. Let us understand each one of these solutions in particulars:
Very first solution is to disregard this e-mail. In this situation, I most certainly will send your actual recorded material to every bit of your personal contacts and just imagine about the shame you will see. Furthermore in case you are in a romance, just how it would affect?
Next option will be to give me $7000. I will describe it as a donation. Subsequently, I most certainly will straight away delete your videotape. You can continue on everyday life like this never took place and you would never hear back again from me.
You will make the payment via Bitcoin (if you do not know this, search for “how to buy bitcoin” in Google).
Should you are thinking about going to the cop, good, this email cannot be traced back to me. I have covered my steps. I am not trying to ask you for a lot, I simply want to be paid for. You have one day to make the payment. I’ve a specific pixel in this e mail, and at this moment I know that you have read through this mail. If I do not get the BitCoins, I will, no doubt send out your video to all of your contacts including close relatives, coworkers, and so forth. However, if I receive the payment, I’ll erase the video immediately. This is the non:negotiable offer so please do not waste my personal time and yours by responding to this e mail. If you really want proof, reply Yeah! and I will send your video recording to your 11 friends.
I thought we had seen everything we just had not. So what is happening here? There have been some major data breaches throughout the country over the last few years. Passwords and emails have been compromised and are available for download to Cyber Criminals. They are relying on just enough information to scare users into paying the ransom.
This is a new level of phishing scam we have not seen before. At its core, it is phishing though. Change your passwords, absolutely. Do not pay the ransom is a scam. If you have any questions or want to be sure that your computers have not been compromised you can always give us a call.