Today, I received this amusing spam. This was also reported here and here. Needless to say, this quite clever spam got some very important details wrong. (such as I never use a webcam to begin with, and just about anything else). I also think that this would not in any case be worth $7000!
From: Tommie Vize
To: "MYUSERID@chudov.com" Subject: MYUSERID - oldpassword Thread-Topic: MYUSERID - oldpassword
I know OLDPASSWORD is your pass. Lets get straight to point. Absolutely no one has compensated me to check about you. You do not know me and you are +probably wondering why you are getting this mail?
In fact, I installed a malware on the xxx streaming (sex sites) website and you know what, you visited this web site to have fun (you know what I +mean). While you were viewing video clips, your browser started out operating as a Remote Desktop having a keylogger which provided me access to +your screen as well as web camera. Immediately after that, my software gathered all of your contacts from your Messenger, Facebook, and +e-mailaccount. After that I made a double-screen video. 1st part shows the video you were viewing (you've got a good taste : )), and 2nd part +shows the view of your webcam, and its you.
You do have two possibilities. We will study each one of these possibilities in details:
Very first choice is to just ignore this email message. Then, I will send out your video clip to all your your contacts and also imagine regarding +the embarrassment you will see. And as a consequence in case you are in a romance, just how it can affect?
Number 2 choice will be to pay me $7000. Let us refer to it as a donation. Subsequently, I will quickly delete your video footage. You can keep +going on your way of life like this never occurred and you never will hear back again from me.
You'll make the payment by Bitcoin (if you don't know this, search "how to buy bitcoin" in Google).
BTC Address: REDACTED
In case you are planning on going to the law enforcement officials, surely, this email can not be traced back to me. I have dealt with my moves. I +am not attempting to demand a huge amount, I just like to be rewarded. I've a specific pixel within this e mail, and right now I know that you +have read this message. You have one day in order to make the payment. If I don't receive the BitCoins, I will, no doubt send your video to all +of your contacts including members of your family, colleagues, etc. Nonetheless, if I receive the payment, I will erase the recording +immediately. It is a non-negotiable offer thus please don't waste my personal time and yours by responding to this email message. If you want +evidence, reply Yup! and I definitely will send your video to your 15 friends.