Scam Using 17v35QnAre7Vd2T74SD9xhEGJVwYfTPDhN Bitcoin Wallet

17v35QnAre7Vd2T74SD9xhEGJVwYfTPDhN bitcoin wallet

17v35QnAre7Vd2T74SD9xhEGJVwYfTPDhN

The latest rollout of sextortion email scam email messages are linked to a Bitcoin wallet identified as17v35QnAre7Vd2T74SD9xhEGJVwYfTPDhN. If you received an email message urging you to make a payment to this Bitcoin wallet, don’t do it, it’s a scam.

There are various email messages linked to the17v35QnAre7Vd2T74SD9xhEGJVwYfTPDhN Bitcoin wallet. For the most part, the content in the message body is identical and the subject of the email messages vary per message.

“You got owned, I infected your PC, You better pay me,” and “I hacked you” are just some of the subject titles pertaining to this email scam. The email subjects may also have your previous or current password in it. For example, “You got owned – Your Password.” The inclusion of past or current email account passwords is especially frightening to people who have received this type of email message.

The purpose of the scam linked to the 17v35QnAre7Vd2T74SD9xhEGJVwYfTPDhN Bitcoin wallet is to trick people into thinking they were hacked and recorded through their cameras while watching adult videos. The scammers hope that this will provoke people to pay them to have their videos deleted.

I infected your computer with my private malware some time ago.

It gave me full control over your computer, all your contacts and accounts, I can even turn your webcam and microphone on.

The reason why you received the message and the reason why your previous or current password is in the message is most likely because your email address was compromised in a data breach that occurred on a third-party website such as Adobe, Experian, MySpace, and others. Your information may have been sold in a batch along with other people’s info on the dark web.

To check if your email address has been compromised in a data breach visit https://haveibeenpwned.com/ and submit your email address for immediate results. Haveibeenpwned will provide you with detailed results including information about which breaches you have been pwned in and what data was compromised in the breach.

Example of email message linked to 17v35QnAre7Vd2T74SD9xhEGJVwYfTPDhN Bitcoin wallet:

I hacked you – [Previous or current password removed from subject]

Hello,

I know your password: [Previous or current password removed]

I infected your computer with my private malware some time ago.

It gave me full control over your computer, all your contacts and accounts, I can even turn your webcam and microphone on.

I collected all your private pictures, videos, contacts, everything!

I MADE A VIDEO showing you (through your webcam) WHILE MASTRUBATING!!!

What you think will happen, if everyone of your contacts, on social network, and everyone else will see all your private stuff togheter with my recorded videos of you?!

I think your life won’t be the same ever again!

I give you the chance to pay me 800$ with bitcoin.

If you don’t know where to buy them – Google “Where to buy bitcoin?”

Your wallet to receive and send bitcoin, you can create here: https://login.blockchain.com/en/#/signup/

My wallet is: 17v35QnAre7Vd2T74SD9xhEGJVwYfTPDhN

Copy and paste my wallet, it is (cAsE – sensetive).

You know this all isn’t a joke!

You have 3 days time to get the bitcoins and pay me.

After payment, I will remove everything and you can live your life in peace like before…

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Change your password!

If your password was leaked online it is strongly recommended to change your password immediately. Follow these best practices to help you create a safe password:

  • Don’t reuse the same password for multiple accounts
  • Use  numbers, letters, and special characters such as !@$# when making a new password
  • Use two-factor authentication whenever available
  • Use a password manager

Sean Doyle

Sean Doyle is an experienced tech author with experience in cybersecurity, privacy, malware, and more. He has written for numerous online publications.