Myantispyware team discovered a new variant of the “I am a hacker who has access to your operating system” email scam. In order to bypass spam blockers and spam filters, the authors of this scam made a change to the text of emails. Attackers replaced some characters of the English language with their equivalents from other languages, and also began to use the new Bitcoin wallet. The size of the ransom increased to 1,500 dollars.
The full text of the email scam is:
Í am a hacker who has access to yoür operatíng system.
Í also have full access to yoür accoüňt.
Í’ve been watchíng yoü for a few months now.
The fact ís that yoü were ínfected wíth malware throügh an adült síte that yoü vísíted.
Íf yoü are not famílíar wíth thís, Í wíll explaín.
Trojan Vírüs gíves me füll access and control over a compüter or other devíce.
Thís means that Í can see everythíng on yoür screen, türn on the camera and mícrophone, büt yoü do not know aboüt ít.
Í also have access to all yoür contacts and all yoür correspondence.
Why yoür antívírüs díd not detect malware?
Answer: My malware üses the dríver, Í üpdate íts sígnatüres every 4 hoürs so that yoür antívírüs ís sílent.
Í made a vídeo showíng how yoü satísfy yoürself ín the left half of the screen, and ín the ríght half yoü see the vídeo that yoü watched. Wíth one clíck of the moüse,
Í can send thís vídeo to all yoür emaíls and contacts on socíal networks. Í can also post access to all yoür e-maíl correspondence and messengers that yoü üse.
Íf yoü want to prevent thís, transfer the amoünt of $950(USD) to my bítcoín address (íf yoü do not know how to do thís, wríte to Google: ‘Büy Bítcoín’).
My bítcoín address (BŤC Wallet) ís: ############################
After receívíng the payment, Í wíll delete the vídeo and yoü wíll never hear me agaín.
Í gíve yoü 48 hoürs to pay.
Í have a notíce readíng thís letter, and the tímer wíll work when yoü see thís letter.
Fílíng a complaínt somewhere does not make sense becaüse thís emaíl cannot be tracked líke my bítcoín address.
Í do not make any místakes.
Íf Í fínd that yoü have shared thís message wíth someone else, the vídeo wíll be ímmedíately dístríbüted.
|Type||Bitcoin Blackmail Scam|
|Email Subject||Yøuř åccøuňt ís běíňg usěd by åňøthěř pěřsøň!, Check the confidentiality of your information (according to our security service, your account has been hacked),|
|Ransom amount||$950, $1500|
In order to know more about bitcoin email scam and how to protect yourself, please read the article I am a hacker who has access to your operating system EMAIL SCAM.