However, if the email includes a valid password that you currently use, you should change the password immediately. You do not know me and you are probably thinking why you’re getting this e-mail?
You can check if an account has been compromised in a data breach by entering the associated email address into Troy Hunt’s excellent “have i been pwned” service. actually, I installed a software on the X video clips (pornography) site and you know what, you visited this website to have fun (you know what I mean).
A new and rather sinister twist on the old fake blackmail sextortion scam is panicking some recipients into sending their money to criminals.
If I don’t receive the Bit Coin, I definitely will send out your sextape to all of your contacts including family members, colleagues, and so on.Instead, they randomly distribute the same email to many thousands of email addresses in the hope of tricking a least a few people into sending the requested payment.However, some recent versions of the scam emails may appear considerably more credible because they include one of the recipient’s real passwords as “proof” that their claims are true.In a report about the tactic, computer security expert Brian Krebs notes: It is likely that this improved sextortion attempt is at least semi-automated: My guess is that the perpetrator has created some kind of script that draws directly from the usernames and passwords from a given data breach at a popular Web site that happened more than a decade ago, and that every victim who had their password compromised as part of that breach is getting this same email at the address used to sign up at that hacked Web site.So, as with the “normal” versions of the scam that do not include passwords, the emails are basically just a bluff to trick you into paying up.