Article by Pierre Zarokian.
I just got an email from a hacker claiming that he has hacked my PC and he has screenshot of what I have been doing. This is what he said:
“I hacked this mailbox more than six months ago,
through it I infected your operating system with a virus (trojan) created by me and have been monitoring you for a long time.”
He goes on to tell me what the password is that I used and it looks like a password I had used long time ago at some websites. He says that he grabbed my password from a website.
He goes on to say:
“I have access to all your accounts, social networks, email, browsing history.
Accordingly, I have the data of all your contacts, files from your computer, photos and videos.
I was most struck by the intimate content sites that you occasionally visit.
You have a very wild imagination, I tell you!
During your pastime and entertainment there, I took screenshot through the camera of your device, synchronizing with what you are watching.”
He then asks me to send him about $877 to some Bitcoin address! Yeah Right! Well Mr. Hacker, I have news for you…I never used this password on any important sites or my PC, so you could not have accessed anything important of mine, so good luck with your blackmail attempt.
Just as a curiosity I checked his BTC balance. In case you did not know, all BTC transactions are public and you can check their activity using a tool such as bitref.com. To my surprise he had over $8000 in his account and 13 transactions, so it looks like 13 innocent people had fallen victim to his blackmail. I hope he gets arrested!