Remove Bitcoin Blackmail Email Scam (June 2019 Update)


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Porn Blackmail Bitcoin Email Scam Removal guide

The Porn Blackmail Bitcoin Email Scam infects more and more users everyday. The hackers behind the Porn Blackmail change the text message frequently, but the concept of their intentions are the same. One such Email is the 1HB3KtKoguFuZ4BdmCv9Fc4tYTwDQgmqmW Bitcoin Wallet

Many web users have recently posted about a new blackmail scam that is actively spreading around the web via emails. The scam contains of a message, sent from an unknown sender, which pretends to be a hacker. The self-proclaimed hacker typically claims to have compromised the victim’s computer and to have accessed their password and contacts. It also claims that, with the help of a secretly inserted malware, the attacker has captured an embarrassing video and screenshots of the victim, and threatens to send them to all the stolen contacts if a certain amount of money is not being paid.

The embarrassing videos and footage usually are related to pornography and adult dating links and are followed by a ransom demand. The hacker usually requires a payment in bitcoins and promises to delete the embarrassing content if he receives the money within the given deadline. Normally, the person behind the scam, tries to blackmail the victim by sending a series of emails, mainly to their work email address.

Here is another example of the email scam for bitcoins, which a user has posted online. You may notice that the words may be different in your case, some even may be in broken English, but they all generally follow the same script.

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The scammers will try to convince you that everything in the message is real and threat you to fulfill their demands in the Porn Blackmail Email

This is what users have recently shared about the blackmail email scam online:

“I have had a heap of these emails over last month.”

“I received my first email last Monday about 6 hours after visiting a different adult website. It was from myself. I was able to determine that it was sent from a Mexico server. The 48 hours had passed, with nothing happening. It’s scared me enough to stay off those sites going forward. I’m not sure which site they got my email address since it’s my work email but they did. The idea of a recording out there spooks me. Anyway, fast forward to this morning, and I got the exact same email with a different subject line. It seems like I will be getting these emails going forward for a long time.”

“This is the second I’ve gotten in a week. Deleted the first one but here is the most recent. Points for using “onanism “

According to security researchers, such a scam has been widely reported in Australia and has recently appeared in the United States. Leading analysts consider the email blackmail threat as an empty one, since the blackmail message normally fails to include personal information about the victim or other details that can prove what the hacker claims. However, there have been reported cases where the hackers have addressed the victim’s real name and have sent them their old password, their actual phone number, as well as attached videos of them, reading the email, in order to “prove” that they have indeed hacked the machine.

In case that you have received a disturbing email message from unknown sender with a similar script and you are concerned, you should know that, so far, this is a scam campaign that has been sent to thousands of email addresses and is most probably a lie. As long as you don’t have any malware on your computer and your system and accounts have not been compromised, there is absolutely no reason to get panicked over such a blackmail threatening message. You should better report it as a spam and post the text of the scam message (without your personal data) online so that Google can show it up to others, which may have been targeted with the same message. Also, for your safety, it is a good idea to avoid interaction with any spam messages, shady emails and sketchy web locations and provide your PC with reliable security software against system breaches. 

SUMMARY:

Name Bitcoin Blackmail
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  Your browser may start to redirect you to different ads, pop-ups and sponsored pages. 
Distribution Method Typically distributed via software bundles, free installation packs, download links, spam, ads, torrents, freeware sites. 
Detection Tool

Remove Porn Blackmail Bitcoin Email Scam

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.

If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide


Step1

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

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Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections. 

Step3

Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:

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Step4

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

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Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.

  • Remember this step – if you have reason to believe a bigger threat (like ransomware) is on your PC, check everything here.

Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

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If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Step5

Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!


9 Comments

  • Hi there ! I got a very similar scam to my Hotmail address this morning (though MAC correctly put it in Junk folder). Here is the text and email address. Please do not allow Yourself even one moment of hesitating – just report a scam and a scammer. The more we get those dickheads to the light – the more safe internet environment we will have. So, below is text of that message from some “Glen Perez”:

    Hi!
    I know that: xxxxxx – is your password! (It was one of my old ones used few years ago)

    I infected you with my private malware, RAT, (Remote Administration Tool) some time ago.

    The malware gave me full access and control over your computer, meaning, I got access to all your accounts (see password above) and I can see everything on your screen, even turn on your camera or microphone and you won’t even notice about it.

    I made a video showing both you (through your webcam) and the video you were watching (on the screen) while statisfying yourself!

    I can send this video to all your contacts (email, social network)!

    I can publish absolutly everything I found on your computer!

    You can prevent me from doing this!

    To stop me, transfer exactly 1000$ with the current bitcoin (BTC) price to my bitcoin address.
    If you don’t know how to get bitcoin, Google – “How to buy Bitcoin”.
    The wallet you can create here: www .login .blockchain com/en/#/signup/

    My bitcoin adress is: 13i31QoZKzo4DkB7ewHvFuHN5hDnztfRUe

    Copy and paste my adress, it’s (cAsE-sensetive)

    After receiving the payment, I will delete the video, and we will forget everything.
    I give you 4 days to get the bitcoins.
    Since I already have access to your computer, I know when you read this email.
    Don’t share this email with anyone, this should stay our little secret!

    MsgID: 9984232036

     
  • I got that same exact email, word for word two days ago. My email was sent by some idiot named Bobbie Thomas (alias) of course. The password this parasite used was an old one from my hotmail address as well. I recall hotmail being compromised several years ago and that’s where these perps got it from. These parasites need to be squashed!

     
    • Can anyone confirm whether or not the threats were carried out? I’m not paying the scum either way, but I’d at least like to warn my contacts in case they get a little more of me than they bargained for.

       
      • In most of the cases, it’s nothing but a scam without an actual malware behind it. Still, if anyone has had a different experience and the threats have actually been fulfilled, it may indeed be a good idea to at least share it in the comments so that the other users are informed.

         
  • I got a slightly different e-mail. Only my email adress was true. Here it is:

    I am a hacker who has access to your operating system.
    I also have full access to your account: At the time of hacking your
    account xxxxxxxxxx had this password:
    h93heu14gigjbqddb.n8ffek3ttdfx.

    You can say: this is my, but old password!
    Or: I can change my password at any time!

    Of course! You will be right,
    but the fact is that when you change the password, my malicious code every
    time saved a new one!

    I’ve been watching you for a few months now.
    But 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 from
    e-mail and messangers.

    Why your antivirus did not detect my 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 $733 to my bitcoin
    address (if you do not know how to do this, write to Google: “Buy
    Bitcoin”).

    My bitcoin address (BTC Wallet) is: 16m1NLzSaxvgnnM4xZ2Eav1wyE6DbzGdgX

    After receiving the payment, I will delete the video and you will never
    hear me again.
    I give you 48 hours to pay.
    I have a notice reading this letter, and the timer will work when you see
    this letter.

    Do not try to answer me (the sender’s address is automatically
    generated)!

    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.
    Bye!

     
    • The scam messages may very, the important thing is not to fall for the scammers’ bait. Use our guide and the removal tool linked there if you still fear there may be some form of malware in your computer but do not pay the blackmailer.

       
  • Here’s the e-mail I got from William Wells. At least got me thinking about covering up my webcam.

    Hi!

    I am a hacker who has access to your computer.
    I also have full access to your acc: At the time of hacking your
    profile(MY E-MAIL ADDRESS) had this pass: OLD PASSWORD

    You can say: this is my, but old password!
    Or: I can change my pass at any time!

    Of course! You will be right,
    but the fact is that when you change the password, my virus every time
    saved a new one!

    I’ve been watching you for a few months now.
    But the fact is that you were infected with virus through an adult web-page that you
    visited.

    If you are not familiar with this, I will explain.
    Soft 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 from e-mail and
    messangers.

    Why your antivirus did not detect my 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 $642 to my bitcoin address (if
    you do not know how to do this, write to Google: “Buy Bitcoin”).

    My bitcoin address (BTC Wallet) is: 1FsQ6ofgshD6bR5V1X5LG1iF5Am5zNgrTL

    After receiving the payment, I will delete the video and you will never hear me again.
    I give you 48 hours 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.
    And please do not try to answer me (the sender’s address is automatically generated).
    I do not make any mistakes!

    If I find that you have shared this message with someone else, the video will be
    immediately distributed.
    Bye!
    CONFIDENTIALITY CAUTION: This message is intended only for the use of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed and contains information that is privileged and confidential. If you, the reader of this message, are not the intended recipient, you should not disseminate, distribute or copy this communication. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately by return email and delete the original message. Thank you.

     
    • Yet another example of this type of scams – it may be a good idea to check your computer for hidden hazards but you should certainly not do anything that the hacker tells you to.

       
  • Hello!

    My nickname in darknet is haley62.
    I hacked this mailbox more than six months ago,
    through it I infected your operating system with a virus (trojan) created by me and have been monitoring you for a long time.

    Please check “from_address” for this email. You will see what I wrote this letter to you from yours account.

    Even if you changed the password after that – it does not matter, my virus intercepted all the caching data on your computer
    and automatically saved access for me.

    I have access to all your accounts, social networks, email, browsing history.
    Accordingly, I have the data of all your contacts, files from your computer, photos and videos.

    I was most struck by the intimate content sites that you occasionally visit.
    You have a very wild imagination, I tell you!

    During your pastime and entertainment there, I took screenshot through the camera of your device, synchronizing with what you are watching.
    Oh my god! You are so funny and excited!

    I think that you do not want all your contacts to get these files, right?
    If you are of the same opinion, then I think that $710 is quite a fair price to destroy the dirt I created.

    Send the above amount on my BTC wallet (bitcoin): 1EWC67MSLiYRt2nNU5UWVMSxGG4b9RocUc
    As soon as the above amount is received, I guarantee that the data will be deleted, I do not need it.

    Otherwise, these files and history of visiting sites will get all your contacts from your device.
    Also, I’ll send to everyone your contact access to your email and access logs, I have carefully saved it!

    Since reading this letter you have 48 hours!
    After your reading this message, I’ll receive an automatic notification that you have seen the letter.

    I hope I taught you a good lesson.
    Do not be so nonchalant, please visit only to proven resources, and don’t enter your passwords anywhere!
    Good luck!

    Can someone help me understand how does he make “sender” really like me?
    I checked the sender email, it’s not some random identity, it is really me.
    However, I can’t find this email in my sent folder. So this is a fabricated email. But how does he do it?

     

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