Beware that a second email has been sent regarding the Your Account Was Hacked phishing scam making its way to various email accounts. If you received an email that has your name and email password as the subject and a body that starts with “My name is Care” it’s okay to ignore it. It is a phishing scam conducted by self-proclaimed hackers attempting to blackmail you through a series of email messages.
The message tries to frighten victims by claiming to have access to recorded video through their webcams and recorded their doings on porn sites. It claims that in the video you are doing immoral sexual things.
The email message claims to know the password to your email address and demands that you fork over $8000 via Bitcoins within the next 36 hours. It is likely that they do know your password and if so it is recommended to immediately change your password. If you use the same password for various accounts, change them all. According to reports, your password may have been obtained during a leak (LinkedIn, Adobe, etc.).
[name removed] – [password removed]
From Care Cingolani
To [email address removed]
Date Today 11:57
My name is Care. Is not is one of your password:)
Porno videos website you watched had my malware hooked up which recorded a video of your immoral sexual doings using your webcam and even recorded the clip you were viewing! In the video footage you are actually looking interesting.
Malware also sent me each and every of your Facebook and email contacts plus the recording.
I’ll email your video to your contacts unless you pay me $8000 via B I T C O I N S within the next 36 hours to the below address:
B I T C O I N Address: 1947rBTxqSGf23iBVH6L9rmEPwNdrKbXev
Please Copy-Paste the address because it is CasE SenSiTiVe.
Once I receive the money, I will delete your video and every other details I have about you. If I don’t get the money, I will send your recording to every contact of yours. Visualize concerning the embarrassment you feel. Moreover if you are in a romantic relationship, just how it will certainly affect?
If you want proof? Reply with “Yes”, and I will send your video to six of your contactsright now.
Best wishes – Care
As you can see, the email can appear legitimate to many people. But, 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. Even if you have never visited an adult website, you will still receive the same message.
Do not pay the $8000 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 remove malware and other potentially malicious files from your computer we recommended to use Malwarebytes. Here are some instructions:
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.
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.
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.
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.