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Old 15.01.2019, 14:26
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was englishforum's forum-software hacked?

I sign up to each and every service using a different email-address. This way I know where someone got my email from.

Today I received the following SPAM/SCAM, but undoubtedly they must've gotten my email from englishforum:
  • I will paste the email below, just changing my personal data and the bitcoin address the spammer/scammer uses, and mark the changes in red.
  • The email was actually "from" my email "to" my email.
  • The password shows in clear text, so obvisously the Spammer/Scammer is now in possession of that password. It is indeed a password I used a while ago.
I guess others must have received this as well? It's apparently a pretty widespread kind-of phishing attack.

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: <>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2019 at 11:51
Subject: High danger. Your account was attacked.
To: <>


As you may have noticed, I sent you an email from your account.
This means that I have full access to your acc: On moment of crack ( password: (this actually shows a password I once used)

You say: this is my, but old password!
Or: I will change my password at any time!

Of course! You will be right,
but the fact is that when you change the password, my malicious code every time saved a new one!

I've been watching you for a few months now.
But the fact is that you were infected with malware through an adult site that you visited.

If you are not familiar with this, I will explain.
Trojan Virus gives me full access and control over a computer or other device.
This means that I can see everything on your screen, turn on the camera and microphone, but you do not know about it.

I also have access to all your contacts and all your correspondence from e-mail and messangers.

Why your antivirus did not detect my malware?
Answer: My malware uses the driver, I update its signatures every 4 hours so that your antivirus is silent.

I made a video showing how you satisfy yourself in the left half of the screen, and in the right half you see the video that you watched.
With one click of the mouse, I can send this video to all your emails and contacts on social networks. I can also post access to all your e-mail correspondence and messengers that you use.

If you want to prevent this, transfer the amount of $729 to my bitcoin address (if you do not know how to do this, write to Google: "Buy Bitcoin").

My bitcoin address (BTC Wallet) is: (Bitcoin address)

After receiving the payment, I will delete the video and you will never hear me again.
I give you 48 hours to pay.
I have a notice reading this letter, and the timer will work when you see this letter.

Filing a complaint somewhere does not make sense because this email cannot be tracked like my bitcoin address.
I do not make any mistakes.

If I find that you have shared this message with someone else, the video will be immediately distributed.
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