Email scam claims to have embedded a virus on porn sites you viewed

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If one thing is for sure, it’s that sextortion email scams are becoming increasingly common. One of the most recent email scam campaign claims that a hacker “embedded a virus on the web site with porn which you have viewed” and “virus grabbed all your personal data and switched on your web camera which captured the act of your wank.”

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The purpose of this email is to attempt to blackmail you for a Bitcoin payment. The email says that you have 30 hours after you view the message to make the transaction. The scammer claims to know when you read the message right away. The scammer also says that if you need 50 hours to open the calculator on your desktop and press +++.

The scammer claims that he/she will erase the information the have about you if you pay them and if you fail to pay them he/she will “send dirt to all your contacts.” The scammer further states “let me remind you-I see what you’re doing!”

There is nothing to be alarmed about because this email is fraudulent. A hacker did not obtain private information about you and you were not recorded you through your web cam. Do not pay the scammer.

If you received an email message that says “I write you because I embed a virus on the web site with porn which you have viewed” ignore it.

Here’s what is written in the email message:

Subject: Hi, viсtim.
From: sloc

hello, my victim.
THIS IS MY LAST WARNING!

I write you because I embed a virus on the web site with porn which you have viewed.
My virus grabbed all your personal data and switched on your web camera which captured the act of your wank. Just after that the trojan saved your contact list.
I will delete the compromising video records and information if you send me 450 EURO in bitcoin.
This is address for payment :
14FWQ7WSHNFqLzQJvVRcuWyzNK3gu93yad

I give you 30h after you view my message for making the transaction.
As soon as you read the message I’ll know it right away.
It is not necessary to tell me that you have paid to me. This address is connected to you, my system will erased automatically after transfer confirmation.
If you need 50 hours just Open the calculator on your desktop and press +++
If you don’t pay, I’ll send dirt to all your contacts.
Let me remind you-I see what you’re doing!
You can visit the police station but no one can’t help you.
If you attempt to deceive me , I’ll know it immediately!
I don’t live in your country. So they can not track my whereabouts even for 9 months.
Goodbye. Don’t forget about the disgrace and to ignore, Your life can be destroyed.

The email can appear legitimate to many people, especially those who frequent adult websites. However, the same message has been sent around the internet to many people (word-for word) and there have been many campaigns like it in the past. You will receive the message even if you have never visited an adult website and even if your device does not have a camera.

Email message campaigns like this have been making circulation following recent breaches that occurred on websites like LinkedIn and Adobe. But, this email is not associated with a breach and is less frightening than others like the “Programmer who cracked your email” email scam where the scammer has obtained information about their targets in a leak.

Do not pay the BTC and do not reply to the scammers. The only thing you need to do is change the password to your email address and other accounts you have for safe measure.

The email message does not mean that your computer is infected with malware; However, if you would like to scan your computer for malware and other potentially malicious files we recommended to use Malwarebytes. Here are some instructions to scan for and remove malware:

1. Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software to scan your computer and remove malicious files and potentially unwanted programs.

2. To install the program, click the file you just downloaded. It can usually be located in the Download folder.

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3. A window that says “Welcome to the Malwarebytes Setup Wizard” will appear. Click Agree and Install to begin the installation. Once complete, click Finish.

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4. Now the Malwarebytes is installed, open the program and click the Scan Now button – or go to the Scan tab and click the Start Scan button.

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3. When the scan is complete click the Quarantine Selected button.

4. If Malwarebytes says “All selected items have been removed successfully. A log file has been saved to the logs folder. Your computer needs to be restarted to complete the removal process. Would you like to restart now?” click the Yes button to restart your computer.

Sean Doyle

Sean Doyle is an engineer from Los Angeles, California. Sean's primary focuses include Cyber Security, Web Spam, and Online Marketing.