Third party accessed to my email address?

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asked Feb 2 in Internet by Jasire (12,120 points)
Have I been hacked by someone wanting Bitcoin?

The heading in the email said Third party accessed to myemail@gmail.com where myemail is my email address retracted for security purposes.

I got this email account saying my OS computer has been hacked and they've accessed my files?

Hello!

I'm is very good programmer, known in darkweb as tore25.
I hacked this mailbox more than six months ago,
through it I infected your operating system with a virus (trojan) created by me and have been spying for you a very long time.

I understand it is hard to believe, but you can check it yourself.
I'm sent this e-mail from your account. Try it yourself.

Even if you changed the password after that - it does not matter, my virus intercepted all the caching data on your computer
and automatically saved access for me.

I have access to all your accounts, social networks, email, browsing history.
Accordingly, I have the data of all your contacts, files from your computer, photos and videos.

I was most struck by the intimate content sites that you occasionally visit.
You have a very wild imagination, I tell you!

During your pastime and entertainment there, I took screenshot through the camera of your device, synchronizing with what you are watching.
Oh my god! You are so funny and excited!

I think that you do not want all your contacts to get these files, right?
If you are of the same opinion, then I think that $243 is quite a fair price to destroy the dirt I created.

Send the above amount on my BTC wallet (bitcoin): 1JRCbCH9E3iLhSXPTqtkgfAsJNT2xD74C5
As soon as the above amount is received, I guarantee that the data will be deleted, I do not need it.

Otherwise, these files and history of visiting sites will get all your contacts from your device.
Also, I'll send to everyone your contact access to your email and access logs, I have carefully saved it!

Since reading this letter you have 48 hours!
After your reading this message, I'll receive an automatic notification that you have seen the letter.

I hope I taught you a good lesson.
Do not be so nonchalant, please visit only to proven resources, and don't enter your passwords anywhere!
Good luck!

1 Answer

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answered Feb 2 by Shawn (46,210 points)
That is a very common scam email going around and you should never respond to those scam emails.

What they did was just spoof your email address because you can go into Cpanel of any host and enter someones email address and then send emails to that same address from that email address but it's not hacking.

I could create an email address called abuse@chase.com and send an email from that account on a web server but it wouldn't be that the email account chase.com has been hacked it would just be spoofing an email address.

I've gotten the same exact email from that scammer like you did as well and just deleted the email after reporting it to the FBI.

I don't even have a webcam on my computer nor do I use one so there's no way that hacker could've seen me through my camera because I don't have one. lol

Just report it to the FBI, change your passwords constantly and don't worry too much about it.

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