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  • Spambot?!? Did anybody else's email address get "pwned"?

    Got a "suspicious" email yesterday (that was filtered as "spam" by my email host)... I chuckled at the content, so I'l share it with you:

    Let's get straight to the point. I am aware XXXXXX is your pass word. More importantly, I know your secret and I have proof of your secret. You do not know me and nobody employed me to investigate you.

    It's just your misfortune that I found your bad deeds. Actually, I actually installed a malware on the adult vids (porn material) and you visited this web site to have fun (you know what I mean). When you were watching video clips, your browser began operating as a Rdp (Remote control desktop) that has a keylogger which provided me access to your display screen and also webcam. Right after that, my software program obtained every one of your contacts from messenger, facebook, and mailbox.

    I then gave in more hours than I probably should have exploring into your life and created a two view video. First part displays the recording you had been viewing and second part displays the video from your web camera (its you doing inappropriate things).

    Frankly, I am willing to forget all about you and allow you to get on with your life. And I am about to provide you two options that will accomplish that. The two options are either to ignore this letter, or simply just pay me $1900. We'll name this my "confidentiality fee". Now let me tell you what happens if you choose this path. Your secret remains your secret. I will destroy the recording immediately. You continue on with your lifetime that nothing like this ever occurred.

    Now you must be thinking, "Let me call cops". Without a doubt, I have covered my steps to ensure this message cannot be traced returning to me plus it won't stay away from the evidence from destroying your lifetime. I'm not planning to dig a hole in your pocket. I am just looking to get paid for my efforts I place into investigating you. Let's hope you have chosen to generate all this disappear completely and pay me my confidentiality fee. You'll make the payment via Bitcoins (if you don't know this, type "how to buy bitcoins" on search engine)

    Required Amount: $1900
    Receiving Bitcoin Address: 1B9UNT4Msaw5f2fvuwKcazDuj9MMSPLa8x
    (It's case sensitive, so copy and paste it carefully(

    Tell nobody what you will be using the bitcoin for or they may not provide it to you. The method to acquire bitcoins may take a short time so do not procrastinate.
    I've a special pixel within this e-mail, and at this moment I know that you've read through this message. You now have 48 hours to make the payment. If I don't receive the Bitcoins, I will send your video to all of your contacts including relatives, co-workers, etc. You better come up with an excuse for friends and family before they find out. Having said that, if I do get paid, I'll erase the video immediately. It is a non-negotiable offer, so please do not ruin my personal time & yours. Time is running out.
    Last edited by JohnnyB; 07-17-2018, 11:39 AM.

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    The username/password combination mentioned in the "scam" is one I've only ever used for a few select automotive/enthusiast forums... So my question is, has anybody else's MIVE associated email gotten "pwned"?
    Last edited by JohnnyB; 07-17-2018, 11:42 AM.

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    • #3
      Yes! I got the same email. However, the password he mentioned in my case was not the one I use for MIVE so maybe it's unrelated.

      I contacted my tech support guy. He guessed that these guys bought a list of passwords on the black market and sent a blast out to see who bites. I've ignored it for about a week and nothing has happened.
      Ben Zeeuw
      1981 Rabbit Racer
      1998 Audi Avant Grocery Getter
      www.germanautoltd.com

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      • #4
        I did not receive this, do you know which SMTP it was shipped out using? Just trying to make sure it's not ours. Looked at this persons BTC address:

        https://www.blockchain.com/en/btc/ad...azDuj9MMSPLa8x

        Poor guy, hasn't received a penny :(
        90 Audi Coupe Quattro 20vt
        08 VW Touareg - VR6
        14 Audi A7 - TDI
        17 Audi allroad

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        • #5
          Originally posted by zeeuwvw View Post
          Yes! I got the same email. However, the password he mentioned in my case was not the one I use for MIVE so maybe it's unrelated.

          I contacted my tech support guy. He guessed that these guys bought a list of passwords on the black market and sent a blast out to see who bites. I've ignored it for about a week and nothing has happened.
          Yeah... I can't say for sure it's MIVE related, but I figured I'd float it out here to see if I was the only one.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by meijerbrantm View Post
            I did not receive this, do you know which SMTP it was shipped out using? Just trying to make sure it's not ours. Looked at this persons BTC address:

            https://www.blockchain.com/en/btc/ad...azDuj9MMSPLa8x

            Poor guy, hasn't received a penny :(
            I don't know anything about "SMTP", so I can't answer that...

            I seriously hope this guy gets a horrible disfiguring disease. Even though I knew it was a scam/BS, I had a really ****ed up dream about trying to figure out how to "beat" the slimy-bastard last night.

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            • #7
              I got another exact duplicate of the same email (from a different sender) yesterday... People suck.

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