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Re: Has anyone ever seen anything as sick as this? I am now seeking advice on PC Security

Pamela Dominguez
 

Wouldn’t that be nice!  Pam.
 

Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 12:24 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Has anyone ever seen anything as sick as this? I am now seeking advice on PC Security
 

I would like to delete the actual person.

 

James B

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of lynn white
Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 11:08 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Has anyone ever seen anything as sick as this? I am now seeking advice on PC Security

 

Oh, I've heard from this creep all right.  As steve says, hit the delete key.

On 11/26/2019 7:47 AM, Steve Matzura wrote:

If you haven't heard this yet, may I be the first. Reach for the DELETE key, tap it, and have a nice day.

 

On 11/26/2019 6:04 AM, James Bentley wrote:

Hi all,

 

This is the worst Phishing/attempt at blackmail that I have ever received via email.  I have pasted the crap email at the bottom of this post.

 

After viewing this email, I went in to device manager on all of my PC’s and first, disabled all cameras and mics.  Then I uninstalled the devices.

 

My important 2 questions for those of you who are familiar with PC security is:  Can Windows updates reenable these devices?  And, Is Windows Security enough? 

 

Now, Nothing in this email is true.  And, even if it was, I do not have an extra $500, laying around for every sick creep who tries to trick me in to sending them money.

 

Are people actually sending this filthy *** $500?  If he/she sent out 10,000 emails and, only 1% of the recipients responded with the $500, bucks.  The creep has made $50,000.

 

By-the-way, the email that I received was text only.  It contained no attachments.

 

Ok, here comes the crap!

 

*Hello!

 

I am a hacker who has access to your operating system.

I also have full access to your account.

 

I've been watching you for a few months now.

The fact is that you were infected with malware through an adult site that you visited.

 

If you are not familiar with this, I will explain.

Trojan Virus gives me full access and control over a computer or other device.

This means that I can see everything on your screen, turn on the camera and microphone, but you do not know about it.

 

I also have access to all your contacts and all your correspondence.

 

Why your antivirus did not detect malware?

Answer: My malware uses the driver, I update its signatures every 4 hours so that your antivirus is silent.

 

I made a video showing how you satisfy yourself in the left half of the screen, and in the right half you see the video that you watched.

With one click of the mouse, I can send this video to all your emails and contacts on social networks.

I can also post access to all your e-mail correspondence and messengers that you use.

 

If you want to prevent this,

transfer the amount of $500 to my bitcoin address (if you do not know how to do this, write to Google: "Buy Bitcoin").

 

My bitcoin address (BTC Wallet) is:  1AfwxZ8nYzwEzME39PuqVZU7Mn73XxQTqq

 

After receiving the payment, I will delete the video and you will never hear me again.

I give you 50 hours (more than 2 days) to pay.

I have a notice reading this letter, and the timer will work when you see this letter.

 

Filing a complaint somewhere does not make sense because this email cannot be tracked like my bitcoin address.

I do not make any mistakes.

 

If I find that you have shared this message with someone else, the video will be immediately distributed.

 

Best regards!

 


Re: I am getting this message on my computer. "Preparing; for automatic repair.

Loy <loyrg2845@...>
 

Here is a link to a You Tube video which could help you solve your problem.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUKHp4Q_Fls

----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Matzura" <number6@noisynotes.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 8:39 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] I am getting this message on my computer. "Preparing; for automatic repair.


Beg, borrow, or steal a hundred bucks from somewhere some way somehow, get yourself a replacement disk, and then immediately, if not sooner, get yourself a copy of Terabyte Unlimited's Drive Image Backup and Restore Suite, a.k.a. Image for Windows, reinstall Windows 10 and accompanying layered products, then get yourself a USB drive caddy and get all the media files off that old drive that is possible to get.


On 11/25/2019 12:50 PM, Jim Rawls wrote:
It's not the windows ten computer that's old, it's the one I am using to write to
you that's old. The windows ten computer is three years old. Jim


Re: Has anyone ever seen anything as sick as this? I am now seeking advice on PC Security

Steve Matzura
 

If you haven't heard this yet, may I be the first. Reach for the DELETE key, tap it, and have a nice day.


On 11/26/2019 6:04 AM, James Bentley wrote:

Hi all,

 

This is the worst Phishing/attempt at blackmail that I have ever received via email.  I have pasted the crap email at the bottom of this post.

 

After viewing this email, I went in to device manager on all of my PC’s and first, disabled all cameras and mics.  Then I uninstalled the devices.

 

My important 2 questions for those of you who are familiar with PC security is:  Can Windows updates reenable these devices?  And, Is Windows Security enough? 

 

Now, Nothing in this email is true.  And, even if it was, I do not have an extra $500, laying around for every sick creep who tries to trick me in to sending them money.

 

Are people actually sending this filthy *** $500?  If he/she sent out 10,000 emails and, only 1% of the recipients responded with the $500, bucks.  The creep has made $50,000.

 

By-the-way, the email that I received was text only.  It contained no attachments.

 

Ok, here comes the crap!

 

*Hello!

 

I am a hacker who has access to your operating system.

I also have full access to your account.

 

I've been watching you for a few months now.

The fact is that you were infected with malware through an adult site that you visited.

 

If you are not familiar with this, I will explain.

Trojan Virus gives me full access and control over a computer or other device.

This means that I can see everything on your screen, turn on the camera and microphone, but you do not know about it.

 

I also have access to all your contacts and all your correspondence.

 

Why your antivirus did not detect malware?

Answer: My malware uses the driver, I update its signatures every 4 hours so that your antivirus is silent.

 

I made a video showing how you satisfy yourself in the left half of the screen, and in the right half you see the video that you watched.

With one click of the mouse, I can send this video to all your emails and contacts on social networks.

I can also post access to all your e-mail correspondence and messengers that you use.

 

If you want to prevent this,

transfer the amount of $500 to my bitcoin address (if you do not know how to do this, write to Google: "Buy Bitcoin").

 

My bitcoin address (BTC Wallet) is:  1AfwxZ8nYzwEzME39PuqVZU7Mn73XxQTqq

 

After receiving the payment, I will delete the video and you will never hear me again.

I give you 50 hours (more than 2 days) to pay.

I have a notice reading this letter, and the timer will work when you see this letter.

 

Filing a complaint somewhere does not make sense because this email cannot be tracked like my bitcoin address.

I do not make any mistakes.

 

If I find that you have shared this message with someone else, the video will be immediately distributed.

 

Best regards!



Re: I am getting this message on my computer. "Preparing; for automatic repair.

Steve Matzura
 

Beg, borrow, or steal a hundred bucks from somewhere some way somehow, get yourself a replacement disk, and then immediately, if not sooner, get yourself a copy of Terabyte Unlimited's Drive Image Backup and Restore Suite, a.k.a. Image for Windows, reinstall Windows 10 and accompanying layered products, then get yourself a USB drive caddy and get all the media files off that old drive that is possible to get.

On 11/25/2019 12:50 PM, Jim Rawls wrote:
It's not the windows ten computer that's old, it's the one I am using to write to
you that's old. The windows ten computer is three years old. Jim


Re: I am getting this message on my computer. "Preparing; for automatic repair.

Steve Matzura
 

Beg, borrow, or steal a hundred bucks from somewhere some way somehow, get yourself a replacement disk, and then immediately, if not sooner, get yourself a copy of Terabyte Unlimited's Drive Image Backup and Restore Suite, a.k.a. Image for Windows, reinstall Windows 10 and accompanying layered products, then get yourself a USB drive caddy and get all the media files off that old drive that is possible to get.

On 11/25/2019 12:50 PM, Jim Rawls wrote:
It's not the windows ten computer that's old, it's the one I am using to write to
you that's old. The windows ten computer is three years old. Jim


reading tables and columns using Thunderbird..?

Jim Wohlgamuth
 

Hi there FOLKS!

I am subscribed to a coupe of spanish tutorials and they give me examples of words and their use.  Unfortunately since I have switch to Jaws all I hear when I go to listen to these examples are, '1 column, table 1' so on and sorth.  Question, how do I get Jaws to read the contents  of these table and columns instead of just reading me column and table numbers? Any help would be greatly APPRECIATED! Thank!

<Wohlggie@...><KF8LT><Jim Wohlgamuth>.


Re: Has anyone ever seen anything as sick as this? I am now seeking advice on PC Security

James Bentley
 

I would like to delete the actual person.

 

James B

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of lynn white
Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 11:08 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Has anyone ever seen anything as sick as this? I am now seeking advice on PC Security

 

Oh, I've heard from this creep all right.  As steve says, hit the delete key.

On 11/26/2019 7:47 AM, Steve Matzura wrote:

If you haven't heard this yet, may I be the first. Reach for the DELETE key, tap it, and have a nice day.

 

On 11/26/2019 6:04 AM, James Bentley wrote:

Hi all,

 

This is the worst Phishing/attempt at blackmail that I have ever received via email.  I have pasted the crap email at the bottom of this post.

 

After viewing this email, I went in to device manager on all of my PC’s and first, disabled all cameras and mics.  Then I uninstalled the devices.

 

My important 2 questions for those of you who are familiar with PC security is:  Can Windows updates reenable these devices?  And, Is Windows Security enough? 

 

Now, Nothing in this email is true.  And, even if it was, I do not have an extra $500, laying around for every sick creep who tries to trick me in to sending them money.

 

Are people actually sending this filthy *** $500?  If he/she sent out 10,000 emails and, only 1% of the recipients responded with the $500, bucks.  The creep has made $50,000.

 

By-the-way, the email that I received was text only.  It contained no attachments.

 

Ok, here comes the crap!

 

*Hello!

 

I am a hacker who has access to your operating system.

I also have full access to your account.

 

I've been watching you for a few months now.

The fact is that you were infected with malware through an adult site that you visited.

 

If you are not familiar with this, I will explain.

Trojan Virus gives me full access and control over a computer or other device.

This means that I can see everything on your screen, turn on the camera and microphone, but you do not know about it.

 

I also have access to all your contacts and all your correspondence.

 

Why your antivirus did not detect malware?

Answer: My malware uses the driver, I update its signatures every 4 hours so that your antivirus is silent.

 

I made a video showing how you satisfy yourself in the left half of the screen, and in the right half you see the video that you watched.

With one click of the mouse, I can send this video to all your emails and contacts on social networks.

I can also post access to all your e-mail correspondence and messengers that you use.

 

If you want to prevent this,

transfer the amount of $500 to my bitcoin address (if you do not know how to do this, write to Google: "Buy Bitcoin").

 

My bitcoin address (BTC Wallet) is:  1AfwxZ8nYzwEzME39PuqVZU7Mn73XxQTqq

 

After receiving the payment, I will delete the video and you will never hear me again.

I give you 50 hours (more than 2 days) to pay.

I have a notice reading this letter, and the timer will work when you see this letter.

 

Filing a complaint somewhere does not make sense because this email cannot be tracked like my bitcoin address.

I do not make any mistakes.

 

If I find that you have shared this message with someone else, the video will be immediately distributed.

 

Best regards!

 


Re: Has anyone ever seen anything as sick as this? I am now seeking advice on PC Security

lynn white
 

Oh, I've heard from this creep all right.  As steve says, hit the delete key.

On 11/26/2019 7:47 AM, Steve Matzura wrote:

If you haven't heard this yet, may I be the first. Reach for the DELETE key, tap it, and have a nice day.


On 11/26/2019 6:04 AM, James Bentley wrote:

Hi all,

 

This is the worst Phishing/attempt at blackmail that I have ever received via email.  I have pasted the crap email at the bottom of this post.

 

After viewing this email, I went in to device manager on all of my PC’s and first, disabled all cameras and mics.  Then I uninstalled the devices.

 

My important 2 questions for those of you who are familiar with PC security is:  Can Windows updates reenable these devices?  And, Is Windows Security enough? 

 

Now, Nothing in this email is true.  And, even if it was, I do not have an extra $500, laying around for every sick creep who tries to trick me in to sending them money.

 

Are people actually sending this filthy *** $500?  If he/she sent out 10,000 emails and, only 1% of the recipients responded with the $500, bucks.  The creep has made $50,000.

 

By-the-way, the email that I received was text only.  It contained no attachments.

 

Ok, here comes the crap!

 

*Hello!

 

I am a hacker who has access to your operating system.

I also have full access to your account.

 

I've been watching you for a few months now.

The fact is that you were infected with malware through an adult site that you visited.

 

If you are not familiar with this, I will explain.

Trojan Virus gives me full access and control over a computer or other device.

This means that I can see everything on your screen, turn on the camera and microphone, but you do not know about it.

 

I also have access to all your contacts and all your correspondence.

 

Why your antivirus did not detect malware?

Answer: My malware uses the driver, I update its signatures every 4 hours so that your antivirus is silent.

 

I made a video showing how you satisfy yourself in the left half of the screen, and in the right half you see the video that you watched.

With one click of the mouse, I can send this video to all your emails and contacts on social networks.

I can also post access to all your e-mail correspondence and messengers that you use.

 

If you want to prevent this,

transfer the amount of $500 to my bitcoin address (if you do not know how to do this, write to Google: "Buy Bitcoin").

 

My bitcoin address (BTC Wallet) is:  1AfwxZ8nYzwEzME39PuqVZU7Mn73XxQTqq

 

After receiving the payment, I will delete the video and you will never hear me again.

I give you 50 hours (more than 2 days) to pay.

I have a notice reading this letter, and the timer will work when you see this letter.

 

Filing a complaint somewhere does not make sense because this email cannot be tracked like my bitcoin address.

I do not make any mistakes.

 

If I find that you have shared this message with someone else, the video will be immediately distributed.

 

Best regards!



Re: Edge in add/remove programs

Gene
 

see this article. 
The article says it can’t be removed and I didn’t read further.  What you see in Control Panel may just remove shortcuts to Edge. 
 
Whatever the case, why bother?  Edge isn’t causing any problems, most programs don’t take much room, and Edge will be replaced by the new Microsofft browser when it is released.  My opinion is that I don’t worry about programs that just sit there and don’t cause any problems.
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Fr
om: Loy
Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 9:41 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Edge in add/remove programs
 
I just noticed that Edge is listed in Add/remove programs I Run Edge Beta and it also is listed. I was wondering if the Edge is the built in Edge and now it can be uninstalled?


Edge in add/remove programs

Loy <loyrg2845@...>
 

I just noticed that Edge is listed in Add/remove programs I Run Edge Beta and it also is listed. I was wondering if the Edge is the built in Edge and now it can be uninstalled?


Re: Has anyone ever seen anything as sick as this? I am now seeking advice on PC Security

James Bentley
 

I can’t help but wonder if these people are really making money out of junk like this.  If so, how much?

 

Just curious,

 

James B

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sharon S
Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 8:43 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Has anyone ever seen anything as sick as this? I am now seeking advice on PC Security

 

Hi, I got a message similar to this today for the first time. As I know none of what is said is true I just deleted it and moved on.

 

The difference with mine was they said that they had access through my router instead of a site I access but besides that it was pretty much the same.

 

There are many people out there that would believe this sort of message so would pay up so this is why they keep trying.

 

Bye for now.

From Shaz.

Canberra, Australia.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of James Bentley
Sent: Tuesday, 26 November 2019 10:05 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Has anyone ever seen anything as sick as this? I am now seeking advice on PC Security

 

Hi all,

 

This is the worst Phishing/attempt at blackmail that I have ever received via email.  I have pasted the crap email at the bottom of this post.

 

After viewing this email, I went in to device manager on all of my PC’s and first, disabled all cameras and mics.  Then I uninstalled the devices.

 

My important 2 questions for those of you who are familiar with PC security is:  Can Windows updates reenable these devices?  And, Is Windows Security enough? 

 

Now, Nothing in this email is true.  And, even if it was, I do not have an extra $500, laying around for every sick creep who tries to trick me in to sending them money.

 

Are people actually sending this filthy *** $500?  If he/she sent out 10,000 emails and, only 1% of the recipients responded with the $500, bucks.  The creep has made $50,000.

 

By-the-way, the email that I received was text only.  It contained no attachments.

 

Ok, here comes the crap!

 

*Hello!

 

I am a hacker who has access to your operating system.

I also have full access to your account.

 

I've been watching you for a few months now.

The fact is that you were infected with malware through an adult site that you visited.

 

If you are not familiar with this, I will explain.

Trojan Virus gives me full access and control over a computer or other device.

This means that I can see everything on your screen, turn on the camera and microphone, but you do not know about it.

 

I also have access to all your contacts and all your correspondence.

 

Why your antivirus did not detect malware?

Answer: My malware uses the driver, I update its signatures every 4 hours so that your antivirus is silent.

 

I made a video showing how you satisfy yourself in the left half of the screen, and in the right half you see the video that you watched.

With one click of the mouse, I can send this video to all your emails and contacts on social networks.

I can also post access to all your e-mail correspondence and messengers that you use.

 

If you want to prevent this,

transfer the amount of $500 to my bitcoin address (if you do not know how to do this, write to Google: "Buy Bitcoin").

 

My bitcoin address (BTC Wallet) is:  1AfwxZ8nYzwEzME39PuqVZU7Mn73XxQTqq

 

After receiving the payment, I will delete the video and you will never hear me again.

I give you 50 hours (more than 2 days) to pay.

I have a notice reading this letter, and the timer will work when you see this letter.

 

Filing a complaint somewhere does not make sense because this email cannot be tracked like my bitcoin address.

I do not make any mistakes.

 

If I find that you have shared this message with someone else, the video will be immediately distributed.

 

Best regards!

 


Re: Has anyone ever seen anything as sick as this? I am now seeking advice on PC Security

Sharon S
 

Hi, I got a message similar to this today for the first time. As I know none of what is said is true I just deleted it and moved on.

 

The difference with mine was they said that they had access through my router instead of a site I access but besides that it was pretty much the same.

 

There are many people out there that would believe this sort of message so would pay up so this is why they keep trying.

 

Bye for now.

From Shaz.

Canberra, Australia.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of James Bentley
Sent: Tuesday, 26 November 2019 10:05 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Has anyone ever seen anything as sick as this? I am now seeking advice on PC Security

 

Hi all,

 

This is the worst Phishing/attempt at blackmail that I have ever received via email.  I have pasted the crap email at the bottom of this post.

 

After viewing this email, I went in to device manager on all of my PC’s and first, disabled all cameras and mics.  Then I uninstalled the devices.

 

My important 2 questions for those of you who are familiar with PC security is:  Can Windows updates reenable these devices?  And, Is Windows Security enough? 

 

Now, Nothing in this email is true.  And, even if it was, I do not have an extra $500, laying around for every sick creep who tries to trick me in to sending them money.

 

Are people actually sending this filthy *** $500?  If he/she sent out 10,000 emails and, only 1% of the recipients responded with the $500, bucks.  The creep has made $50,000.

 

By-the-way, the email that I received was text only.  It contained no attachments.

 

Ok, here comes the crap!

 

*Hello!

 

I am a hacker who has access to your operating system.

I also have full access to your account.

 

I've been watching you for a few months now.

The fact is that you were infected with malware through an adult site that you visited.

 

If you are not familiar with this, I will explain.

Trojan Virus gives me full access and control over a computer or other device.

This means that I can see everything on your screen, turn on the camera and microphone, but you do not know about it.

 

I also have access to all your contacts and all your correspondence.

 

Why your antivirus did not detect malware?

Answer: My malware uses the driver, I update its signatures every 4 hours so that your antivirus is silent.

 

I made a video showing how you satisfy yourself in the left half of the screen, and in the right half you see the video that you watched.

With one click of the mouse, I can send this video to all your emails and contacts on social networks.

I can also post access to all your e-mail correspondence and messengers that you use.

 

If you want to prevent this,

transfer the amount of $500 to my bitcoin address (if you do not know how to do this, write to Google: "Buy Bitcoin").

 

My bitcoin address (BTC Wallet) is:  1AfwxZ8nYzwEzME39PuqVZU7Mn73XxQTqq

 

After receiving the payment, I will delete the video and you will never hear me again.

I give you 50 hours (more than 2 days) to pay.

I have a notice reading this letter, and the timer will work when you see this letter.

 

Filing a complaint somewhere does not make sense because this email cannot be tracked like my bitcoin address.

I do not make any mistakes.

 

If I find that you have shared this message with someone else, the video will be immediately distributed.

 

Best regards!

 


Re: Has anyone ever seen anything as sick as this? I am now seeking advice on PC Security

James Bentley
 

I have already done or am in the process of doing all of what you suggested
plus I have already uninstalled all mics and cameras. I never use them
anyway.

I Googled around a bit and discovered that various versions of this same
email has been floating around for a while.

I haven't had any computer viruses or any reason to suspect any problems in
a very long time. And, of course, this is just spam.

But, What this experience did for me is just to remind me that there are
individuals who will try to get away with anything including hacking in to a
strangers PC if possible.

So, I am now reminded to take extra precaution.

Thanks for your security suggestions.

Cheers,

James B

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ann
Parsons
Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 8:06 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Has anyone ever seen anything as sick as this? I am
now seeking advice on PC Security

Hi all,

Suggest that you update your security settings. Also, suggest that you
or your computer guru take a look at your firewall settings and
increase them another notch. You may want to change your passwords for
anything important.

Of course this is spam, I'd send it to your ISP and also if the
sender's email address gives its domain, send the message there too.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: how does one get a computer from computers for the blind?

Gerald Levy
 

It is not even necessary to complete an application.  you can just call them, tehll them that you are blind and use JAWS and other assistive software, specify which type of computer you want and any upgrades, give them your credit or debit card information, and that's all there is to it. When it arrives in about two weeks, just plug it in, boot it up, and JAWS 2020 will come up speaking in full, unrestricted mode.  Then just install all your programs and saved files, and any Windows 10 drivers you need for your printer or scanner, and you're good to go.  Certainly beats trying to fix a broken clunker.


Gerald

On 11/26/2019 8:44 AM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Hi all,

You call them and ask them to help you fill out the application, or you fill out their application online.  Go to their web site computersfortheblind.org and check it out.

Ann P.


Re: Has anyone ever seen anything as sick as this? I am now seeking advice on PC Security

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

Suggest that you update your security settings. Also, suggest that you or your computer guru take a look at your firewall settings and increase them another notch. You may want to change your passwords for anything important.

Of course this is spam, I'd send it to your ISP and also if the sender's email address gives its domain, send the message there too.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: Has anyone ever seen anything as sick as this? I am now seeking advice on PC Security

Steve Matzura
 

If you haven't heard this yet, may I be the first. Reach for the DELETE key, tap it, and have a nice day.


On 11/26/2019 6:04 AM, James Bentley wrote:

Hi all,

 

This is the worst Phishing/attempt at blackmail that I have ever received via email.  I have pasted the crap email at the bottom of this post.

 

After viewing this email, I went in to device manager on all of my PC’s and first, disabled all cameras and mics.  Then I uninstalled the devices.

 

My important 2 questions for those of you who are familiar with PC security is:  Can Windows updates reenable these devices?  And, Is Windows Security enough? 

 

Now, Nothing in this email is true.  And, even if it was, I do not have an extra $500, laying around for every sick creep who tries to trick me in to sending them money.

 

Are people actually sending this filthy *** $500?  If he/she sent out 10,000 emails and, only 1% of the recipients responded with the $500, bucks.  The creep has made $50,000.

 

By-the-way, the email that I received was text only.  It contained no attachments.

 

Ok, here comes the crap!

 

*Hello!

 

I am a hacker who has access to your operating system.

I also have full access to your account.

 

I've been watching you for a few months now.

The fact is that you were infected with malware through an adult site that you visited.

 

If you are not familiar with this, I will explain.

Trojan Virus gives me full access and control over a computer or other device.

This means that I can see everything on your screen, turn on the camera and microphone, but you do not know about it.

 

I also have access to all your contacts and all your correspondence.

 

Why your antivirus did not detect malware?

Answer: My malware uses the driver, I update its signatures every 4 hours so that your antivirus is silent.

 

I made a video showing how you satisfy yourself in the left half of the screen, and in the right half you see the video that you watched.

With one click of the mouse, I can send this video to all your emails and contacts on social networks.

I can also post access to all your e-mail correspondence and messengers that you use.

 

If you want to prevent this,

transfer the amount of $500 to my bitcoin address (if you do not know how to do this, write to Google: "Buy Bitcoin").

 

My bitcoin address (BTC Wallet) is:  1AfwxZ8nYzwEzME39PuqVZU7Mn73XxQTqq

 

After receiving the payment, I will delete the video and you will never hear me again.

I give you 50 hours (more than 2 days) to pay.

I have a notice reading this letter, and the timer will work when you see this letter.

 

Filing a complaint somewhere does not make sense because this email cannot be tracked like my bitcoin address.

I do not make any mistakes.

 

If I find that you have shared this message with someone else, the video will be immediately distributed.

 

Best regards!



Re: how does one get a computer from computers for the blind?

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

You call them and ask them to help you fill out the application, or you fill out their application online. Go to their web site computersfortheblind.org and check it out.

Ann P.

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Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: Has anyone ever seen anything as sick as this? I am now seeking advice on PC Security

Brent Harding
 

I've gotten a lot of these for months now. I don't think anything ever came of them, so they are just another level of phishing scam. Some of them did have old passwords mentioned in them, but that kind of thing could've been gotten from breaches of sites like Yahoo, that got a lot of people. I don't think the real malware people who put this stuff on people's machine would usually announce it and announce the passwords they have before they do something like encrypting the files or something of that nature. I ended up retiring the use of any of those passwords that showed up in subject lines just to be safe though.
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 5:26 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Has anyone ever seen anything as sick as this? I am now seeking advice on PC Security

I have also had a few of these sorts of sick e-mails. it is clear that it is some opportunist trying his/her luck, for the following reasons:
1, I don't ever visit such sites.
2, I don't have a camera hooked to my computer, and being a desktop, it hasn't got one built in.
and 3, the only mics hooked to my computer run through a mixing desk, require phantom power to work, (which I keep switched off when not actually using them), and the faders on the desk to be turned up, (which again, are down when not using the mics).
 
Simon
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 11:04 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Has anyone ever seen anything as sick as this? I am now seeking advice on PC Security

Hi all,

 

This is the worst Phishing/attempt at blackmail that I have ever received via email.  I have pasted the crap email at the bottom of this post.

 

After viewing this email, I went in to device manager on all of my PC’s and first, disabled all cameras and mics.  Then I uninstalled the devices.

 

My important 2 questions for those of you who are familiar with PC security is:  Can Windows updates reenable these devices?  And, Is Windows Security enough? 

 

Now, Nothing in this email is true.  And, even if it was, I do not have an extra $500, laying around for every sick creep who tries to trick me in to sending them money.

 

Are people actually sending this filthy *** $500?  If he/she sent out 10,000 emails and, only 1% of the recipients responded with the $500, bucks.  The creep has made $50,000.

 

By-the-way, the email that I received was text only.  It contained no attachments.

 

Ok, here comes the crap!

 

*Hello!

 

I am a hacker who has access to your operating system.

I also have full access to your account.

 

I've been watching you for a few months now.

The fact is that you were infected with malware through an adult site that you visited.

 

If you are not familiar with this, I will explain.

Trojan Virus gives me full access and control over a computer or other device.

This means that I can see everything on your screen, turn on the camera and microphone, but you do not know about it.

 

I also have access to all your contacts and all your correspondence.

 

Why your antivirus did not detect malware?

Answer: My malware uses the driver, I update its signatures every 4 hours so that your antivirus is silent.

 

I made a video showing how you satisfy yourself in the left half of the screen, and in the right half you see the video that you watched.

With one click of the mouse, I can send this video to all your emails and contacts on social networks.

I can also post access to all your e-mail correspondence and messengers that you use.

 

If you want to prevent this,

transfer the amount of $500 to my bitcoin address (if you do not know how to do this, write to Google: "Buy Bitcoin").

 

My bitcoin address (BTC Wallet) is:  1AfwxZ8nYzwEzME39PuqVZU7Mn73XxQTqq

 

After receiving the payment, I will delete the video and you will never hear me again.

I give you 50 hours (more than 2 days) to pay.

I have a notice reading this letter, and the timer will work when you see this letter.

 

Filing a complaint somewhere does not make sense because this email cannot be tracked like my bitcoin address.

I do not make any mistakes.

 

If I find that you have shared this message with someone else, the video will be immediately distributed.

 

Best regards!

 


Re: Has anyone ever seen anything as sick as this? I am now seeking advice on PC Security

goshawk on horseback
 

I have also had a few of these sorts of sick e-mails. it is clear that it is some opportunist trying his/her luck, for the following reasons:
1, I don't ever visit such sites.
2, I don't have a camera hooked to my computer, and being a desktop, it hasn't got one built in.
and 3, the only mics hooked to my computer run through a mixing desk, require phantom power to work, (which I keep switched off when not actually using them), and the faders on the desk to be turned up, (which again, are down when not using the mics).
 
Simon
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 11:04 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Has anyone ever seen anything as sick as this? I am now seeking advice on PC Security

Hi all,

 

This is the worst Phishing/attempt at blackmail that I have ever received via email.  I have pasted the crap email at the bottom of this post.

 

After viewing this email, I went in to device manager on all of my PC’s and first, disabled all cameras and mics.  Then I uninstalled the devices.

 

My important 2 questions for those of you who are familiar with PC security is:  Can Windows updates reenable these devices?  And, Is Windows Security enough? 

 

Now, Nothing in this email is true.  And, even if it was, I do not have an extra $500, laying around for every sick creep who tries to trick me in to sending them money.

 

Are people actually sending this filthy *** $500?  If he/she sent out 10,000 emails and, only 1% of the recipients responded with the $500, bucks.  The creep has made $50,000.

 

By-the-way, the email that I received was text only.  It contained no attachments.

 

Ok, here comes the crap!

 

*Hello!

 

I am a hacker who has access to your operating system.

I also have full access to your account.

 

I've been watching you for a few months now.

The fact is that you were infected with malware through an adult site that you visited.

 

If you are not familiar with this, I will explain.

Trojan Virus gives me full access and control over a computer or other device.

This means that I can see everything on your screen, turn on the camera and microphone, but you do not know about it.

 

I also have access to all your contacts and all your correspondence.

 

Why your antivirus did not detect malware?

Answer: My malware uses the driver, I update its signatures every 4 hours so that your antivirus is silent.

 

I made a video showing how you satisfy yourself in the left half of the screen, and in the right half you see the video that you watched.

With one click of the mouse, I can send this video to all your emails and contacts on social networks.

I can also post access to all your e-mail correspondence and messengers that you use.

 

If you want to prevent this,

transfer the amount of $500 to my bitcoin address (if you do not know how to do this, write to Google: "Buy Bitcoin").

 

My bitcoin address (BTC Wallet) is:  1AfwxZ8nYzwEzME39PuqVZU7Mn73XxQTqq

 

After receiving the payment, I will delete the video and you will never hear me again.

I give you 50 hours (more than 2 days) to pay.

I have a notice reading this letter, and the timer will work when you see this letter.

 

Filing a complaint somewhere does not make sense because this email cannot be tracked like my bitcoin address.

I do not make any mistakes.

 

If I find that you have shared this message with someone else, the video will be immediately distributed.

 

Best regards!

 


Has anyone ever seen anything as sick as this? I am now seeking advice on PC Security

James Bentley
 

Hi all,

 

This is the worst Phishing/attempt at blackmail that I have ever received via email.  I have pasted the crap email at the bottom of this post.

 

After viewing this email, I went in to device manager on all of my PC’s and first, disabled all cameras and mics.  Then I uninstalled the devices.

 

My important 2 questions for those of you who are familiar with PC security is:  Can Windows updates reenable these devices?  And, Is Windows Security enough? 

 

Now, Nothing in this email is true.  And, even if it was, I do not have an extra $500, laying around for every sick creep who tries to trick me in to sending them money.

 

Are people actually sending this filthy *** $500?  If he/she sent out 10,000 emails and, only 1% of the recipients responded with the $500, bucks.  The creep has made $50,000.

 

By-the-way, the email that I received was text only.  It contained no attachments.

 

Ok, here comes the crap!

 

*Hello!

 

I am a hacker who has access to your operating system.

I also have full access to your account.

 

I've been watching you for a few months now.

The fact is that you were infected with malware through an adult site that you visited.

 

If you are not familiar with this, I will explain.

Trojan Virus gives me full access and control over a computer or other device.

This means that I can see everything on your screen, turn on the camera and microphone, but you do not know about it.

 

I also have access to all your contacts and all your correspondence.

 

Why your antivirus did not detect malware?

Answer: My malware uses the driver, I update its signatures every 4 hours so that your antivirus is silent.

 

I made a video showing how you satisfy yourself in the left half of the screen, and in the right half you see the video that you watched.

With one click of the mouse, I can send this video to all your emails and contacts on social networks.

I can also post access to all your e-mail correspondence and messengers that you use.

 

If you want to prevent this,

transfer the amount of $500 to my bitcoin address (if you do not know how to do this, write to Google: "Buy Bitcoin").

 

My bitcoin address (BTC Wallet) is:  1AfwxZ8nYzwEzME39PuqVZU7Mn73XxQTqq

 

After receiving the payment, I will delete the video and you will never hear me again.

I give you 50 hours (more than 2 days) to pay.

I have a notice reading this letter, and the timer will work when you see this letter.

 

Filing a complaint somewhere does not make sense because this email cannot be tracked like my bitcoin address.

I do not make any mistakes.

 

If I find that you have shared this message with someone else, the video will be immediately distributed.

 

Best regards!

 

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