Myantispyware team discovered a new variant of the “I’m aware, *, is your password. I require your total attention.” bitcoin blackmail scam that uses 1N3NvVYXt3jpcrgQpGdfdFUMXE42zhALFZ Bitcoin wallet account to get money from its victims. Unlike its previous variants, this scam is sent to cell phones, and the wallet address is given in the form of QR code. The scam is sent out to thousands of cells at a time.
The full text of the scam is:
I need your complete attention for the next 24 hours, or I will make sure you live out of guilt for the rest of your life. I know everything about you. Your mobile contacts, Facebook contacts, as well as all the digital activity from the past 182 days. My malware triggered on your device, which ended up recording your video, while you were masturbating, using your mobile camera and I have the complete recording. If you think I am messing around with you, let me know, and I will send your video to 7 random contacts of yours. Would you be able to look into anyone’s eyes again after it? I doubt… I would like to make you a one time, non-negotiable offer. Buy $1000 in bitcoin and send it to the below QR code. If you do not know about bitcoin, do a google search for it. Once I receive the payment, I will delete everything I have about you, and you will never again hear from me. However, if I do not receive the payment, I will make your life a living hell. Believe me. You have 24 hours, and your time starts now.
The QR code provided in the message and its contents:
Barcode format QR_CODE
Parsed Result Type TEXT
Parsed Result 1N3NvVYXt3jpcrgQpGdfdFUMXE42zhALFZ
|Type||Bitcoin Blackmail Scam|
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