The message in the latter link is nearly identical to the one I got, mine was just written in better English. But still, I’ve learned a lot about e-mail headers etc. today, also no tracking cookie was present in the message source although it said so on the text... Seems like my institution’s spam filters are working since I practically never receive these in my inbox!
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So if anyone could help a not-so-techhie... I got an extortion e-mail requiring 500 USD worth of bitcoins saying that they have hacked my e-mail account and that they have used my webcam and have used a trojan to monitor my browsing for quite a while. I've read about these things but still feel kinda iffy about this. So far the only thing they gave me as "proof" was that they sent the e-mail from my own address, but looking at the headers it's originally from z3.hck7.pro instead of anything even remotely related to my organisation. So should I be worried that they actually have any sensitive data on me? SAFE hasn't ofund anything in a full system scan. Now the thing that worries me is that I had to change my e-mail and thus couldn't use SAFE for a few days last summer before activating my new subscription. Googling the bitcoin wallet number shows dozens of reports lately on bitcoinabuse.com of similar e-mails sent. Any help would be appreciated!
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