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Offline john.bradbury.sharp

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is this email to be believed?
« on: September 03, 2019, 01:16:00 PM »
I received this email a week ago and wonder if I have been hacked or it is just fishing. It mentions turning on the camera but my system does not have a camera. If true would Avast fail to detect this virus. The email address it was sent to was an obscure one I don't used

looking forwards to any reply

Hello!

I am a hacker who has access to your operating system.
I also have full access to your account.

I've been watching you for a few months now.
The fact is that you were infected with malware through a site that you visited.

If you are not familiar with this, I will explain.
Trojan Virus gives me full access and control over a computer or other device.
This means that I can see everything on your screen, turn on the camera and microphone, but you do not know about it.

I also have access to all your contacts and all your correspondence.

Why your antivirus did not detect malware?
Answer: My malware uses the driver, I update its signatures every 4 hours so that your antivirus is silent.

I made a video showing how you satisfy yourself in the left half of the screen, and in the right half you see the video that you watched.
With one click of the mouse, I can send this video to all your emails and contacts on social networks.
I can also post access to all your e-mail correspondence and messengers that you use.

If you want to prevent this,
transfer the amount of $500 to my bitcoin address (if you do not know how to do this, write to Google: "Buy Bitcoin").

My bitcoin address (BTC Wallet) is: 3NCHMMviAUEWxSy1nHXhdQFC6yGxbDvcSk

After receiving the payment, I will delete the video and you will never hear me again.
I give you 50 hours (more than 2 days) to pay.
I have a notice reading this letter, and the timer will work when you see this letter.

Filing a complaint somewhere does not make sense because this email cannot be tracked like my bitcoin address.
I do not make any mistakes.

If I find that you have shared this message with someone else, the video will be immediately distributed.

Best regards!

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Re: is this email to be believed?
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2019, 01:19:54 PM »
Known scam, you can safely ignore/delete it.
Win 8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 20.10.2439.Beta#2 [UI.580] - CC 5.74 - EEK - FF ESR 78.5 [NS/AOS/uBO/PB] - TB 78.5 - SB/CP/SL/DU.B
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Re: is this email to be believed?
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2019, 01:41:29 PM »
Thanks for prompt reply, good to know. just got to find out where they got the email address from now

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Re: is this email to be believed?
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2019, 01:43:31 PM »
1. Thanks for prompt reply, good to know.
2. just got to find out where they got the email address from now
1. You're welcome.
2. Avast Hack-Check: https://www.avast.com/hackcheck
Win 8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 20.10.2439.Beta#2 [UI.580] - CC 5.74 - EEK - FF ESR 78.5 [NS/AOS/uBO/PB] - TB 78.5 - SB/CP/SL/DU.B
Deutschsprachiger Bereich -> Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0