Mail server hack faked. I belive

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MCS
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Mail server hack faked. I belive

Post by MCS » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:52 am

Hi, not sure where to post this, this is the second Email I've got from this ChaosCC hacker group!
First on showed what they claimed to be my Password from Exetel email. It was close but not the same one I believe they got it from one of the forums (not Exetel) I'm in, as it was close to my Exemail password I changed it.

I'm pretty sure it's a bluff as Exemail is one of several emails address I use, I use my outlook Email the most so they won't get anything out of me!

I've included a copy below, Although it wasn't from Exetel I would suggest the Exetel check to make sure and perhaps update their ports from the standard 25, 110 to more secure port settings now commonly used!
Thanks
Martin


Hello!

I am a representative of the ChaosCC hacker group.
In the period from 03/06/2019 to 25/08/2019 we got access to your account martin_shelton@exemail.com.au by hacking one of the exemail.com.au mail servers.

You already changed the password?
Sumptuously! But my program fixes this every time. And every time I know your new password!

Using access to your account, it turned out to be easy to infect the OS of your device.

At the moment, all your contacts are known to us. We also have access to your messengers and to your correspondence.
All this information is already stored with us.

We are also aware of your intimate adventures on the Internet.
We know that you adore adult sites and we know about your sexual addictions.
You have a very interesting and special taste (you understand what I mean).

While browsing these sites, your device's camera automatically turns on.
Video-record you and what you watch is being save.
After that, the video clip is automatically saved on our server.

At the moment, several analogy video records have been collected.
>From the moment you read this letter, after 60 hours,
all your contacts on this email box and in your instant messengers will receive these clips and files with your correspondence.

If you do not want this, transfer 700$ to our Bitcoin cryptocurrency wallet: 1KE1EqyKLPzLWQ3BhRz2g1MHh5nws2TRk
I guarantee that we will then destroy all your secrets!

As soon as the money is in our account - your data will be immediately destroyed!
If no money arrives, files with video and correspondence will be sent to all your contacts.

You decide... Pay or live in hell out of shame...

We believe that this whole story will teach you how to use gadgets properly!
Everyone loves adult sites, you're just out of luck.
For the future - just cover a sticker your device's camera when you visit adult sites!

Take care of yourself!


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Re: Mail server hack faked. I belive

Post by KavindaS » Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:26 pm

MCS wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:52 am
Hi, not sure where to post this, this is the second Email I've got from this ChaosCC hacker group!
First on showed what they claimed to be my Password from Exetel email. It was close but not the same one I believe they got it from one of the forums (not Exetel) I'm in, as it was close to my Exemail password I changed it.

I'm pretty sure it's a bluff as Exemail is one of several emails address I use, I use my outlook Email the most so they won't get anything out of me!

I've included a copy below, Although it wasn't from Exetel I would suggest the Exetel check to make sure and perhaps update their ports from the standard 25, 110 to more secure port settings now commonly used!
Thanks
Martin
Hi Martin,

The email you have received appears to be a phishing scam. Please mark it as spam and delete the message any attachments.

This has been reported and we have escalated with the system administrators.

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Re: Mail server hack faked. I belive

Post by Dazzled » Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:29 am

This little piece of nastiness is one of the most common frauds going around at the moment. The email headers are usually spoofed and there is no evidence to show a mail server has been hacked. Windows malware may allegedly be planted on the recipient's computer.

Machines without cameras (!), and others running very well secured Linux are being told they infected by the "spy group", as do machines that have never been used for general browsing, let alone dwelling on porn websites. It's all an empty threat designed to psychologically upset.

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