$2,200 blackmail attempt against Alva internet users
August 1, 2018
For the second time within a month, I've seen an extortion email trying to collect a sizeable sum of money. It’s from a fellow who says he has proof the victim was watching porn on his computer while doing “nasty things” to himself. He is willing to forget the matter for a payment of $2,200.
He said, “Yes, you'll try to take this matter to the cops. But if I am smart enough to figure out how to get your username and password,” which he then displays, “then you better figure out that I can avoid the cops.
“In fact, I'll let you move on with your daily life and not send the file...