Bitcoin Digital Currency (crypto currency) Being Used To Criminally Solicit Money Via Online Blackmailing E-mails a.k.a Ransomware


Only when I am bored, I go to my E-mail’s SPAM folder to check who else is wasting their time on me. Interestingly I found this E-mail which sort of confirms my suspicions about global criminal networks abusing Bitcoin digital currency platform.

Here’s the threatening and blackmailing E-mail content;

START OF THE E-MAIL

I am aware password is one of your pass. Lets get directly to the point. Not a single person has compensated me to check about you. You may not know me and you are most likely thinking why you are getting this email?

Well, i actually placed a malware on the adult videos (pornography) web-site and there’s more, you visited this web site to have fun (you know what i mean). When you were watching video clips, your web browser started out working as a Remote control Desktop with a key logger which provided me accessibility to your screen and also webcam. after that, my software collected every one of your contacts from your Messenger, Facebook, as well as e-mail. after that i created a video. 1st part displays the video you were viewing (you have a fine taste rofl), and second part shows the recording of your web cam, and it is u.

You get two different options. Why dont we take a look at the options in details:

1st alternative is to ignore this e-mail. in such a case, i will send out your very own video clip to all your contacts and then consider concerning the humiliation you will see. and definitely if you are in a romantic relationship, just how it will certainly affect?

Second option would be to compensate me $1768. Lets refer to it as a donation. Then, i most certainly will straightaway erase your video. You could keep daily life like this never happened and you would never hear back again from me.

You will make the payment through Bitcoin (if you don’t know this, search ‘how to buy bitcoin’ in Google search engine).

Bitcoin address to send to: 12yeMijWZKioqyFmaZCser9mUNb5YeFFMg

or

Bitcoin address to send to: 12tnTNZvu2KPRCjfD84dCSAXFwh3Wi69gg

in case you are curious about going to the authorities, well, this email cannot be traced back to me. I have taken care of my actions. i am not trying to charge a fee very much, i would like to be compensated. in order to make the payment if i do not get the bitcoin, i will definately send your video to all of your contacts including relatives, coworkers, and so forth. Having said that, if i receive the payment, i will destroy the video immediately. If you want evidence, reply Yup! & i will send out your video recording to your 13 friends. it is a nonnegotiable offer, therefore don’t waste my personal time & yours by responding to this email message.

A cyber criminal

END OF THE E-MAIL

According to Wikipedia, here’s how the bitcoin (or digital currency) is being criminally used as a Ransomware;

Many types of ransomware demand payment in bitcoin. One program called CryptoLocker, typically spread through legitimate-looking email attachments, encrypts the hard drive of an infected computer, then displays a countdown timer and demands a ransom in bitcoin, to decrypt it. Massachusetts police said they paid a 2 bitcoin ransom in November 2013, worth more than $1,300 at the time, to decrypt one of their hard drives. Bitcoin was used as the ransom medium in the WannaCry ransomware. One ransomware variant disables internet access and demands credit card information to restore it, while secretly mining bitcoins.

As of June 2018, most ransomware attackers preferred to use currencies other than bitcoin, with 44% of attacks in the first half of 2018 demanding Monero, which is highly private and difficult to trace, compared to 10% for bitcoin and 11% for Ethereum.

Wikipedia

Courtesy:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptocurrency_and_crime

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