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Being blackmailed, help, comments.

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:59 pm
by ihadablackdog
ZedConvert wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:53 pm
They told me they had pics of me looking at porn, which I don't do (honest guv)... so the threat was a little futile anyhow!
What about car porn?

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Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:02 pm
by ZedConvert
ihadablackdog, ah... now you got me :rofl: :driving:
do you happen to be the blackmailer :oops: :cry:

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Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:27 pm
by ihadablackdog
Yeah, thanks for the payment!!!!

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Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:09 am
by Jaw
quite a common scam at the moment, just remember

1) if someone had photos they'd simply send them
2) they wouldn't give clues on how they infected you
3) they wouldn't go to such lengths to convince you to send them money, complete with instructions of where to buy and send.

Discard.

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Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:20 am
by AlienZed
Jaw wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:09 am
quite a common scam at the moment, just remember

1) if someone had photos they'd simply send them
2) they wouldn't give clues on how they infected you
3) they wouldn't go to such lengths to convince you to send them money, complete with instructions of where to buy and send.

Discard.
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: .
M

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Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:27 am
by flimper
I got one of these, very annoying as it was my most common password, real ballache to change hundreds of logins :evil:

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Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:28 pm
by djstan
flimper wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:27 am
I got one of these, very annoying as it was my most common password, real ballache to change hundreds of logins :evil:
At this point I think I should mention the virtues of a good password manager, so you don't have to do anything like that ever again!

I use LastPass - it's really, really good, and works across mobile and desktop devices.

www.lastpass.com

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Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:42 pm
by flimper
I was worried with a password manager that if you lost the passord to the manager you then lost access to everything within

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Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:24 pm
by djstan
True, but at least it's only one password to remember instead of many! You can have it as a phrase, like Z4IsMyFavouriteRoadster! so it's secure but easy to remember, and then you can let the password manager take care of everything else - for example, I have absolutely no idea what my z4-forum password is, but can log in every day :D

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Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:06 pm
by ronk
Advice from the Police:-

Sextortion Emails In Circulation

Good morning.

We are aware that people have been receiving a sextortion phishing email. The email has alarmed some people as it contains a previously used password. The email claims to have access to your accounts, and that there is a video recording of you behaving inappropriately. The email then goes on to request that you pay a large sum of money via bitcoin, or another form of currency. The email threatens that if you do not pay the money, a video will be leaked to your contacts. Attached are screenshots of this email.
We are reminding people not to panic if they receive this email. It is a form of phishing. If the email contains a previously used password of yours, this will be due to the fact that your details have been part of a data breach at some point in the past. Don't panic, do not reply to the email or send cash, change your passwords for your accounts, especially if you use the password that is leaked in the email. Run an antivirus scan on your device, and report it to Action Fraud via their website, or calling 0300 123 2040.

Do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries.
Kind regards,
Katie Cain
Cyber Harm Reduction Officer

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Message Sent By
Katie Cain (Police, Cyber Harm Reduction, Durham)

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Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:06 am
by ronk
I should add that this was sent directly to me as a member of the anti crime / neighbourhood scheme - it wasn’t a generic “off the internet “ post!

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Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:17 am
by DSCOFF
mackharry wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:58 pm
As previous probably a data leak. I couldn't log in to my sky/yahoo emails today, rung sky and they told me yahoo have had a data breach and everyone should change their passwords. Kept that one quiet haven't they
Ha! I had the same problem and SKY deleted my iMap password, without telling me!
Spent half my morning sorting things-out.
The wonders of technology eh... :roll:

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Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:19 am
by djstan
ronk wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:06 am
I should add that this was sent directly to me as a member of the anti crime / neighbourhood scheme - it wasn’t a generic “off the internet “ post!
Ah, not because you're often duped out of lots of money for having the used the Internet for nefarious means then? :rofl: