ALERT: Massive Sextortion Phishing Campaign Uses Recipient's Hacked Passwords!!!
If you get a message that's similar to the message below, don't fall for it, it's a scam...
"Dear [Name], We have your password, and it is <your password>. We have hacked into your computer and have video of you watching porn <or they state they have placed a key logger on your PC>. If you don't send us $2,000 worth of bitcoin within the next 48 hours, we will send this video to your entire contact list and various porn sites. "
They found your old password through info of a hacked website a long time ago. If you still use that password for anything, consider changing it since it's out there somewhere. The article below goes into more detail about these types of attacks, and how to prevent them.
Please continue to use best practice when it comes to passwords. Change them regularly, and do not share with others. If you have any questions, please let me know.
Be safe out there!
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