These are a class of scam emails that attempt to blackmail people into paying money to prevent disclosure of their online activities.
The emails are very general – trying to scare the recipient into believing that the sender has found something that the recipient cannot allow to be disclosed to the public or to their family and friends.
Clearly, this wont work on many people, but for the scammers it’s a numbers game. They hope by sending out huge numbers of these emails randomly they will hit some people frightened or confused enough to pay up.
The email title is “Your life can be destroyed – everything is in your hands”
The message contains badly written sentences designed to frighten but be general enough to potentially include as many people as possible.
“I uploaded the malicious program on your system”
“I pilfered all privy background from your system”
“I have more compromising evidence”
“After adjusting, your camera shot the videotape of you”
“My malware collected all your social and work contacts”
“When I get transaction I will destroy all evidence in perpetuity”
The scammer wants a payment in Bitcoins and sets a short time limit for the payment.
I hope that no-one responds to this attempted blackmail, but who knows.
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