My ISP was hacked, and some Third World blackmailer got a password I hadn't used in ten years.
He said he had videos of me watching adult entertainment and pleasuring myself, which he'd filmed from my computer camera. He wanted $900.
My computer camera only films my head and shoulders. I asked him how he knew I was pleasuring myself, since my permanent expression is THIS.
His two-volt Pakistani chicken shorted out, and he never answered.
Believe it or not, I got the almost exact same email a couple of weeks ago.
He showed me a password I hadn't used in ages and he wanted $1400 in Bitcoin.
He told me same thing about having video of me playing with myself.
The only problem is that I don't have a camera on my computer.
I ignored him and I never heard from him again.
He could have gotten the old passwords from anywhere, not necessarily your ISP.
My ISP was hacked.
They admitted that millions of users had their old passwords stolen.
Thanks. I have no idea it the guy got my old password from my ISP or from any of the many online retail accounts I have.
I change them often.
@NevadaJack You should have told the guy you don't have to pleasure yourself, because his mother and sisters do such a great job.
@campers Just a little humor. I'm a woman, but I still have a sense of humor.
@Give_Me_Liberty Its just my thing I guess. Why not say "your father" ?
Giving in to blackmail empowers the blackmail. It's almost always best to lie to them to try to pretend you're doing things they want in order to draw their identity, info, or location out into the open, & not care a hoot about their blackmail, especially if they do what they threaten, except to end them. SJWs are defining being white, male, patriotic, English speaking, smart, or straight to be criminal immoral acts deserving of being attacked; blackmail is meaningless.
@bwa_aptos @NevadaJack @ThomasWic A common ploy is to alias the recipient's email address in the message header so it looks like it came from their own account. The true sender is often a garbage free account from a "reputable" mailhost so they can defeat mail validation rules.
Microsoft REALLY needs to make it harder to bulk-create junk outlook.com accounts.
@bwa_aptos @NevadaJack @ThomasWic I check the mail headers, verify where it came from, and if it's a company that actually follows the law I turn the spammers in. Their email accounts are terminated, and depending on what they were doing, the mailhost may have to bring in the authorities.
I don't get mad, I get even.
@hecate @bwa_aptos @NevadaJack @ThomasWic
I keep getting those, lol. My BF is a computer tech/grey hat and told me not to worry. Then, I got hit with ransomware thinking it was similar and I laughingly told him - he burst out with expletives, immediately jumped up and went to work on my computer. We use Linux so they weren't able to access my files to encrypt them. He had me cleaned up and ready to go in sort order. It's nice to have someone like that around the house; I'd be lost otherwise.
Those who label words as violence do so with the sole purpose of justifying violence against words.