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I received an E-Mail from a (supposed) Hack
I would like to know if I have to be worried about the following E-Mail I found in my Junk Mail, addressed to myself, looking as if I would have sent it:
"""Your account has been infected! Renew your password right away! You might not heard about me and you obviously are certainly interested why you're receiving this particular message, is it right? I'mhacker who burstyour emailand devices and gadgetstwo months ago. Never try out to get in touch with me or find me, it is definitely hopeless, considering that I forwarded you an email using YOUR account that I've hacked. I've build in malware software on the adult videos (porn) site and suppose that you have watched this site to have a good time (you understand what I want to say). Whilst you have been paying attention to videos, your browser began operating like a RDP (Remote Control) that have a keylogger which granted me permission to access your desktop and webcam. Afterward, my softgotall info. You have wrote passwords on the web-sites you visited, I intercepted them. Of course, you'll be able to modify each of them, or already modified them. Even so it does not matter, my app updates it every time. And what did I do? I generated a backup of the device. Of all files and each contact. I have managed to create dual-screen videofile. The 1 section shows the film you had been watching (you've a very good preferences, huh...), the second part shows the video from your webcam. What must you do? Well, in my opinion, 1000 USD will be a inexpensive amount of money for this very little secret. You will do the deposit by bitcoins (if you do not understand this, try to find “how to buy bitcoin” in any search engine). My bitcoin wallet address: <removed> (It is cAsE sensitive, so just copy and paste it). Important: You will have only 2 days to make the payment. (I put an unique pixel to this email, and at this point I understand that you've read through this email). To trackthe reading of a messageand the actionswithin it, I usea Facebook pixel. Thanks to them. (Anything thatis appliedfor the authorities may helpus.)
In case I do not get bitcoins, I'll undoubtedly transfer your video files to all your contacts, such as relatives, co-workers, and many more?"""
edit: removed the bitcoin wallet id.
Modified by James
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This is a scam e-mail. That's why it was in your junk e-mail. Just delete it and ignore it.
What you got was likely a variant of the many blackmail email scams like the ones listed at https://www.reddit.com/r/Scams/comments/8gsjba/the_blackmail_email_scam/ and https://www.reddit.com/r/Scams/comments/9srjen/the_blackmail_email_scam_part_2/###