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Ransomeware?

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I discovered a ransom email in my “junk” folder yesterday that included one of the passwords I use regularly, but only on sites that are mostly irrelevant insofar as providing valuable personal information. They are demanding $2000 in bitcoin or they allegedly share compromising people on my contact list. Other than contacting the FBI, not sure how I should proceed. Any helpful advice would be appreciated.

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Just ignore it.

I get them all the time; stating they've got webcam footage of me; I've accessed nasty websites blah blah - I don't even own a webcam!

My advice is to change all your passwords as obviously one site you visit has been compromised  -and it could be just a normal everyday shopping site.

Have a look into installing a decent password manager; and don't have the same password for multiple sites.

 

Have a look here:

 

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/04/10/sextortion-emails-and-porn-scams-are-back-dont-let-them-scare-you/

 

And

:wpcm:

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