The 1JHePxmiJh11EuEZfNpooWLC4bwf8g5T3e BTC wallet is linked to numerous sextortion scams where scammers ask for Bitcoin as a payment. A common sextortion scam linked to this wallet is a type of online scheme where a scammer attempts to blackmail someone for money by saying they hacked their device and recorded them through their camera during an intimate moment. The scammers will demand that a payment is made to their BTC wallet in order to have the video and other information deleted.
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If you received a suspicious email message requesting you to send a Bitcoin payment to 1JHePxmiJh11EuEZfNpooWLC4bwf8g5T3e, ignore it, the message is fraudulent. However, since your information may have been leaked online it is advised to secure your accounts to avoid being exploited by another party.
Follow these best practices to secure your online accounts:
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- Use multi-factor authentication (MFA) such as two-factor authentication (2FA) whenever possible to add an extra layer of security.
- Use a secure email service that provides end-to-end encryption such as Tutanota or ProtonMail.
- Use Antivirus software such as Microsoft’s built-in Windows Defender Antivirus that is free and better than a lot of Antivirus programs on the market, especially when combined with Malwarebytes.
Example of scam email message linked to 1JHePxmiJh11EuEZfNpooWLC4bwf8g5T3e:
Subject: This information concerns the security of your account: [Your email address]
To: [Your password]
Date 2019-08-06 7:36 am
This is important information for you!
Some months ago I hacked your OS and got full access to your account [Your email address]
On day of hack your account [Your email address] has password: [Your password]
So, you can change the password, yes.. Or already changed… But my malware intercepts it every time.
How I made it:
In the software of the router, through which you went online, was a vulnerability. I used it…
If you interested you can read about it: CVE-2019-1663 – a vulnerability in the web-based management interface of the Cisco routers.
I just hacked this router and placed my malicious code on it.
When you went online, my trojan was installed on the OS of your device.
After that, I made a full backup of your disk (I have all your address book, history of viewing sites, all files, phone numbers and addresses of all your contacts).
A month ago, I wanted to lock your device and ask for a not big amount of btc to unlock.
But I looked at the sites that you regularly visit, and I was shocked by what I saw!!!
I’m talk you about sites for adults.
I want to say – you are a BIG pervert. Your fantasy is shifted far away from the normal course!
And I got an idea….
I made a screenshot of the adult sites where you have fun (do you understand what it is about, huh?).
After that, I made a screenshot of your joys (using the camera of your device) and glued them together.
Turned out amazing! You are so spectacular!
I’m know that you would not like to show these screenshots to your friends, relatives or colleagues.
I think $777 is a very, very small amount for my silence.
Besides, I have been spying on you for so long, having spent a lot of time!
Pay ONLY in Bitcoins!
My BTC wallet: 1JHePxmiJh11EuEZfNpooWLC4bwf8g5T3e
You do not know how to use bitcoins?
Enter a query in any search engine: “how to replenish btc wallet”.
It’s extremely easy
For this payment I give you two days (48 hours).
As soon as this letter is opened, the timer will work.
After payment, my virus and dirty screenshots with your enjoys will be self-destruct automatically.
If I do not receive from you the specified amount, then your device will be locked, and all your contacts will receive a screenshots with your “enjoys”.
I hope you understand your situation.
– Do not try to find and destroy my virus! (All your data, files and screenshots is already uploaded to a remote server)
– Do not try to contact me (you yourself will see that this is impossible, the sender address is automatically generated)
– Various security services will not help you; formatting a disk or destroying a device will not help, since your data is already on a remote server.
P.S. You are not my single victim. so, I guarantee you that I will not disturb you again after payment!
This is the word of honor hacker
I also ask you to regularly update your antiviruses in the future. This way you will no longer fall into a similar situation.
Do not hold evil! I just good do my job.