If you’ve received the e-mail below or a variation that may be from anyone, we’ve had a user called “Sloan” and others.
Do not click on any links in the e-mail. Do not reply to them. Do not pay them.
This is a scam similar to the “we hacked your phone camera/webcam and have been recording you and will send to all your friends if you don’t put bitcoin in our account.”
It’s just that criminals fear mongering and preying on less tech savvytech-savvy
It may be a good time to get your IT guy to check your e-mail passwords and ensure you have 2FA on your domain and e-mail accounts.
They probably just got your e-mail from a database or scraped it off of your WHOIS details.
If you are still concerned, come see the IT consultants at the computer support company, the ICT consulting company near you, IT NEAR U!
Your Síte Has Been Hacked
PLEASE FORWARD THíS EMAiL TO SOMEONE íN YOUR COMPANY WHO
íS ALLOWED TO MAKE iMPORTANT DECiSíONS!
We have hacked your websíte http://www.YOURDOMAIN.com and
extracted your databases.
How díd thís happen?
Our team has found a vulnerability wíthin your síte that
we were able to exploit. After fíndíng the vulnerabílity
we were able to get your database credentíals and extract
your entire database and move the ínformatíon to an
What does thís mean?
We wíll systematically go through a seríes of steps of
totally damaging your reputatíon. Fírst your database will
be leaked or sold to the highest bidder whích they wíll
use with whatever their íntentíons are. Next if there are
e-maíls found they will be e-mailed that theír
ínformatíon has been sold or leaked and your site
http://www.YOURDOMAIN.com was at fault thusly damagíng
your reputation and having angry customers/assocíates with
whatever angry customers/associates do. Lastly any línks
that you have índexed in the search engines will be
de-indexed based off of blackhat techníques that we used in
the past to de-índex our targets.
How do í stop this?
We are wíllíng to refraín from destroying your síte’s
reputation for a small fee. The current fee ís $3000 ín
Please send the bitcoin to the followíng Bitcoín address
(Make sure to copy and paste):
Once you have paid we will automatícally get ínformed
that ít was your payment. Please note that you have to make
payment wíthin 5 days after receívíng thís e-maíl or
the database leak, e-mails díspatched, and de-índex of
your site WiLL start!
How do i get Bitcoins?
You can easíly buy bítcoíns via several websites or even
offline from a Bitcoín-ATM.
What if i don’t pay?
íf you decíde not to pay, we will start the attack at the
índícated date and uphold ít until you do, there’s no
counter measure to this, you wíll only end up wastíng more
money trying to fínd a solutíon. We wíll completely
destroy your reputation amongst google and your customers.
Thís ís not a hoax, do not reply to this email, don’t
try to reason or negotíate, we wíll not read any replies.
Once you have paid we wíll stop what we were doíng and you
wíll never hear from us agaín!
Please note that Bitcoín is anonymous and no one wíll find
out that you have complíed.