This whole “I have hacked you and will now tell all your friends about your polymorphous perversities” business is, of course, complete and utter bullshit, and I have long advised recipients of that particular email to delete it before they break into uncontrollable laughter.
Of course, as word gets around, the scheme gets handed down to progressively less ept scamsters. One of them — 188.8.131.52, if you care, though presumably this guy has multiple angles of attack — was actually stupid enough to send one as a blog comment, which I reproduce here, all typos and other inanities intact:
YOU HaVe BeEn HacKEd,
The last time you visited a ?orn website,
you downloaded and installed my v?rus Encrypted in ads.
My program has turned on your cam and recorded the act
of your ?asturbat?on..
I also have all your email contact l?sts
and a list of your friends on Facebook as a result of the encryption.
I have the – Admin.mp4 – with you jerk?ng
off, as well as a file with all your contacts
on my computer.
You are very ?erverted!
If you want me to delete both files and scale through this,
you must send me a Bitcoin payment.
I give you 72 hours only to send the funds.
If you don’t know how to pay with Bitcoin,
visit Google and search – how to buy bitcoin/ you can buy from http://localbitcoins.com
Send 1500 USD (0.268216 BTC)
to this Bitcoin address:
(copy and paste)
1 BTC = 5,588 USD right now, so send exactly 0.268216BTC
to the address above.
Do not try to cheat me!
As soon as you open this Email I will know you opened it.
I am tracking all actions on your device..
This Bitcoin address is linked to you only,
so I will know when you send the correct amount.
When you pay in full, I will remove both files and deactivate
If you choose to not send the bitcoin…
I will send your ?asturbat?on v?deo to
ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND ASSOCIATES from your
It ends there, probably because the dumbass had no idea how much buffer space he had to spare.
Anyway, if you see anything that even slightly smells like this, feel free to wad it up into a virtual ball and shit-can it. And if anyone asks what I think the appropriate punishment might be for people like this, it is twofold:
- Put him to death;
- Inform God of his timely demise.
God, needless to say, does not require notification, which is how you know God does not use Facebook.