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I got emailed by hacker. He said that he recorded me with my laptop camera and that he can publish some dirty stuff if I dont pay him. He emailed me with my own email, so he can access it freely. I changed my password will that help? He also said that he installed trojan virus to all devices I use o access this email. I already changed every password I could to very strong one, but I dont even know if that will help. And he still have access to my webcam, keyboard, and microphone. HEEELP!
 

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Moved from Virus forum. It's a scam. No problem as long as you didn't respond. Camfecting is rare and the message you received is the common one from a scammer.
 

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Moved from Virus forum. It's a scam. No problem as long as you didn't respond. Camfecting is rare and the message you received is the common one from a scammer.
Yes, but what about the Trojan? I am pretty sure I have it. I scaned my pc with Avast antivirus and at the end it said that Hackers can spy me through my camera and that fake websites might show up as well. What should I do about that? I already made some cleanups that could help according to youtube tutorials. He also stolen my instagram and other accounts which I am currently trying to get back with help of tech support.
 

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You posted in this forum: Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help which I moved because you didn't follow the instructions. Re-post there after reading:
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Also how can you be sure that its just scam and he doesnt have the footage. Especially if I have working Trojan in my pc. And antivirus going crazy. And if I dont respond do you think he will just forget about it and leave me be? I mean if he will publish anything then I am definitely not gonna pay him after that right. So he should want to avoid that?? Also do you think that he can still access my email after I changed the password to very strong one?
 

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As has already been said, It's a very common scam, and without confirmation that you actually have an infection, I'm not about to waste my time looking through a set of FRST logs on a matter like this.

If you're worried you may have an infection, please do the following ....

Download ESET Online Scanner and save it to your desktop.
  • Right-click on esetonlinescanner_enu.exe and select Run as Administrator.
  • When the tool opens, click Get Started.
  • Read and accept the license agreement.
  • At the Welcome to ESET Online Scanner window, click Get Started.
  • Select whether you would like to send anonymous data to ESET.
  • Note: if you see the "Welcome Back to ESET Online Scanner" screen, click Computer Scan > Full Scan.
  • Click on the Full Scan option.
  • Select Enable ESET to detect and remove potentially unwanted applications, then click Start scan.
  • ESET will now begin scanning your computer. This may take some time.
  • When the scan is finished and if threats have been detected, select Save scan log. Save it to your desktop as eset.txt. Click on Continue.
  • ESET Online Scanner may ask if you'd like to turn on the Periodic Scan feature. Click on Continue.
  • On the next screen, you can leave feedback about the program if you wish. Check the box for Delete application data on closing. If you left feedback, click Submit and continue. If not, Close without feedback.
  • Open the scan log on your desktop (eset.txt) and copy and paste its contents into your next reply.


If anything of any consequence shows in your scan results, then we can of course investigate further.
 

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As has already been said, It's a very common scam, and without confirmation that you actually have an infection, I'm not about to waste my time looking through a set of FRST logs on a matter like this.

If you're worried you may have an infection, please do the following ....

Download ESET Online Scanner and save it to your desktop.
  • Right-click on esetonlinescanner_enu.exe and select Run as Administrator.
  • When the tool opens, click Get Started.
  • Read and accept the license agreement.
  • At the Welcome to ESET Online Scanner window, click Get Started.
  • Select whether you would like to send anonymous data to ESET.
  • Note: if you see the "Welcome Back to ESET Online Scanner" screen, click Computer Scan > Full Scan.
  • Click on the Full Scan option.
  • Select Enable ESET to detect and remove potentially unwanted applications, then click Start scan.
  • ESET will now begin scanning your computer. This may take some time.
  • When the scan is finished and if threats have been detected, select Save scan log. Save it to your desktop as eset.txt. Click on Continue.
  • ESET Online Scanner may ask if you'd like to turn on the Periodic Scan feature. Click on Continue.
  • On the next screen, you can leave feedback about the program if you wish. Check the box for Delete application data on closing. If you left feedback, click Submit and continue. If not, Close without feedback.
  • Open the scan log on your desktop (eset.txt) and copy and paste its contents into your next reply.


If anything of any consequence shows in your scan results, then we can of course investigate further.
Thanks, I am currently waiting for the scan to finish. Here is also the whole message I got from the HaCkEr. Does it look like scam to you? He also says that the virus is invisible to Antivirus, thats propably a lie. Also do you think he still have access to my email after changing password.



I have to share bad news with you.

Approximately few months ago I have gained access to your devices, which you use for internet browsing.
After that, I have started tracking your internet activities.
Some time ago I hacked you and got access to your email accounts:
Obviously, I have easily hack to log in to your email.

Your password:

One week later, I have already installed Trojan virus to Operating Systems of all the devices that you use to access your email.
In fact, it was not really hard at all (since you were following the links from your inbox emails).
All ingenious is simple. =)
This software provides me with access to all the controllers of your devices (e.g., your microphone, video camera and keyboard).
I have downloaded all your information, data, photos, web browsing history to my servers.
I have access to all your messengers, social networks, emails, chat history and contacts list.
My virus continuously refreshes the signatures (it is driver-based), and hence remains invisible for antivirus software.

Likewise, I guess by now you understand why I have stayed undetected until this letter...

While gathering information about you, I have discovered that you are a big fan of adult websites.
You really love visiting porn websites and watching exciting videos, while enduring an enormous amount of pleasure.
Well, I have managed to record a number of your dirty scenes and montaged a few videos, which show the way you masturbate and reach orgasms.

If you have doubts, I can make a few clicks of my mouse and all your videos will be shared to your friends, colleagues and relatives.
I have also no issue at all to make them available for public access.
I guess, you really don't want that to happen, considering the specificity of the videos you like to watch, (you perfectly know what I mean) it will cause a true catastrophe for you.

Let's settle it this way:
You transfer $400 USD to me (in bitcoin equivalent according to the exchange rate at the moment of funds transfer), and once the transfer is received, I will delete all this dirty stuff right away.
After that we will forget about each other. I also promise to deactivate and delete all the harmful software from your devices. Trust me, I keep my word.

This is a fair deal and the price is quite low, considering that I have been checking out your profile and traffic for some time by now.
In case, if you don't know how to purchase and transfer the bitcoins - you can use any modern search engine.

Here is my bitcoin wallet:

Things you need to avoid from doing:
*Do not reply me (I have created this email inside your inbox and generated the return address).
*Do not try to contact police and other security services. In addition, forget about telling this to you friends. If I discover that (as you can see, it is really not so hard, considering that I control all your systems) - your video will be shared to public right away.
*Don't try to find me - it is absolutely pointless. All the cryptocurrency transactions are anonymous.
*Don't try to reinstall the OS on your devices or throw them away. It is pointless as well, since all the videos have already been saved at remote servers.

Things you don't need to worry about:
*That I won't be able to receive your funds transfer.
- Don't worry, I will see it right away, once you complete the transfer, since I continuously track all your activities (my trojan virus has got a remote-control feature, something like TeamViewer).
*That I will share your videos anyway after you complete the funds transfer.
- Trust me, I have no point to continue creating troubles in your life. If I really wanted that, I would do it long time ago!

Everything will be done in a fair manner!

One more thing... Don't get caught in similar kind of situations anymore in future!
My advice - keep changing all your passwords on a frequent basis
 

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Yep, looks exactly like a scam.

This is pretty much a textbook e-mail scam message, and unless we find something with the e-set scan, which I very much doubt we will, then you can safely ignore it, and any future messages of a similar type.

The chances that he ever had access to your e-mail account are negligible. What he's done is get your address from one of the many data breaches that occur all too often, then posted you a "frightening" message in the hope that you'll fall for his empty threats.

You can check whether yours is included in one by using one or both of the following sites ...


 

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Yep, looks exactly like a scam.

This is pretty much a textbook e-mail scam message, and unless we find something with the e-set scan, which I very much doubt we will, then you can safely ignore it, and any future messages of a similar type.

The chances that he ever had access to your e-mail account are negligible. What he's done is get your address from one of the many data breaches that occur all too often, then posted you a "frightening" message in the hope that you'll fall for his empty threats.

You can check whether yours is included in one by using one or both of the following sites ...


Well It already found 10 Detected Objects from like 650 000. I guess that could be a problem. And also avast antivirus still saying that hackers could spy me through webcam.
 

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Well It already found 10 Detected Objects from like 650 000. I guess that could be a problem. And also avast antivirus still saying that hackers could spy me through webcam.
So I checked that data breach and It says that my email adress is monitored, a known data breach exposed my data and my password leaked. The password is for a game I played when I was like 10 years old :D
 

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So I checked that data breach and It says that my email adress is monitored, a known data breach exposed my data and my password leaked. The password is for a game I played when I was like 10 years old :D
The scan is finished and it said that 10 detections were found and solved. I included the eset.txt file. But the avast antivirus is still showing the same thing, that I can be spyed with my webcam and that fake websites can show up. And also he emailed me with my own email adress and he adressed it to the same email adress. How could he do that without having access to my email?
 

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Detections found by e-set are for "potentially unwanted applications".

These are not malicious as such, they're just junkware, which usually come bundled with "free" programs, or which you may have downloaded and installed yourself.

You will notice that one of them at least came with Avast ...

C:\Users\honkr\AppData\Local\Avast Software\Browser\AvastBrowserUninstall.exe varianta Win32/CCleaner.A potenciálně zneužitelná aplikace vyléčen smazáním
.... which gives you some sort of idea of what we're talkng about.

As for your Avast detection .............. well let's just say that Avast isn't exactly a program that I would recommend to anyone, and leave it at that.

Personally I would recommend that you uninstall it, and rely on Windows Security for your AV protection, but that's up to you.

I see nothing in your e-set scan results to suggest that I change my earlier statement that your e-mail message is nothing more than a scam.
 

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Thank you so much! So you think I am safe now? I actually dont use Avast normaly but in this situation I was really desperate so I tried every possible way to find something that can scan my pc if its infected. You bringed peace to my mind again. Thanks a lot!
 

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You're welcome. :)

Yes, I'd say your machine appears to be clean, and you can safely disregard the e-mail you received.

In future, if you ever need to run a quick Malware scan, I recommend the free version of Malwarebytes.


Or the E-set online scan you've just used.

Both will generally give you trustworthy results.
 

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Scam, scam, Scam.
If it was real and he/she did have webcam footage they would have given you a sample as proof.
I wish the plague of a thousand cuts death on these scumbags.
I've been getting those emails for over a year now and I've just ignored it. Never once replied to it .

How did I know it was a scam - easy - I don't have a video camera on my computer, don't visit sites that he (sometime a she) alluded to.
The number of bitcoins stated are always about the same, the emails come in batches, maybe 3, 4, 5 in a row across several days, then quiet for a few weeks (months sometimes), and then another batch with the same "demands, or else scare tactics.

I wish all these scammers were as easy to avoid.
 

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I got emailed by hacker. He said that he recorded me with my laptop camera and that he can publish some dirty stuff if I dont pay him. He emailed me with my own email, so he can access it freely. I changed my password will that help? He also said that he installed trojan virus to all devices I use o access this email. I already changed every password I could to very strong one, but I dont even know if that will help. And he still have access to my webcam, keyboard, and microphone. HEEELP!
They are jerking your chain. They send out a ton of those emails hoping someone will send them some money. I get those all the time, I never pay and nothing happens. Ignore it.
 

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You can turn off your camera in Settings. You can also put a piece of tape over it when it is not in use if you are highly paranoid about this. There is a 99.9999% chance that the email threat is 100% empty... he had nothing but your Email password. Your router(s) and cable-modem should have super-high-strength passwords you set via the Admin pages for each device. And your Wi-Fi operating mode should be the newest/latest with 128 bit authentication and strong password WPA2/PSK and if all your Wi-Fi devices support it, WPA3 is even better. But WPA3 may be too new for some Wi-Fi devices you own. These ransom jerks don't really know how to hack computers. They are just making hollow threats to get money. None of them has enough time to bother messing with your personal stuff or poking through the stuff you have stored. You should also be using anti-virus that includes scans for ransom-ware attacks. But a lot of the free anti-virus options don't include that, you may have to purchase a version that does include ransom-ware protection. Real hackers are trying to shut-down hospitals, banks, and other essential services hoping to get big payoffs, not a few bitcoins here or there.
 

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I got emailed by hacker. He said that he recorded me with my laptop camera and that he can publish some dirty stuff if I dont pay him. He emailed me with my own email, so he can access it freely. I changed my password will that help? He also said that he installed trojan virus to all devices I use o access this email. I already changed every password I could to very strong one, but I dont even know if that will help. And he still have access to my webcam, keyboard, and microphone. HEEELP!
It's a bluff, don't fall for it.
 
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