I’m pretty impressed with Charter mail’s spam filter, especially when I’ve missed an email and I have to dirty my hands sorting through the trash in my junk email folder. When I look there it seems I get spam every hour.
That’s why I was surprised to see that some spam made it through all the defenses and landed in my actual inbox. Even better, it was a “sextortion” scam.
“Subject: seen you Mastrubating”
I can truly say that I have never spent even a moment “mastrubating.”
“Hi, I'm a hacker and programmer, I know one of your password is: [followed by a ten year old password]”
I am a programmer as well, plus I know the difference between a comma and a semicolon. Additionally, I would have added an “s” after “password” because otherwise the sentence makes no sense.
This is followed by a bit of terminology, and then the big gotcha:
"I collected all your private data, recorded few videos of you (through your webcam) and I RECORDED YOU SATISFYING YOURSELF!!!"
Well! Good for me. What kind of "mastrubator" would I be if I couldn't satisfy myself?
What follows are threats that:
- This "mastrubation" video will be posted on the dark web where "very sick people" are
- My contacts will see me "mastrubating" (Hi Friends!)
- The "mastrubation" (it never gets old!) video will be sent to social media
... followed by a promise that I can save myself by sending "exactly" $800 in bitcoin to a specific address in "3 days time."
"It's a very good offer, compared to all that HORRIBLE shit that will happen if you don't pay!"
Well, bring that horrible shit on, because I Googled the Bitcoin exchange rate, and that is $320,000 dollars.