So I'm normally used to scams in my spam box that involve Africans trying to sell me shoes or Margret from Hong Kong that has a $31.2 million business deal for me. However this weekend I got 5 of these;
My nickname in darknet is creighton60.
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.
So, your password from (MY EMAIL ADDRESSS) is (REAL PASSWORD, BUT ONE I HADN'T USED IN YEARS)
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 $846 is quite a fair price to destroy the dirt I created.
Send the above amount on my BTC wallet (bitcoin): 1NXNt72qfMhPZDffUEqryCYpEUzyR6LmgH
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!
Now this was actually scary. All 5 emails were from different Darknet usernames, had slightly different yet similar $ amounts asked for. The main body of the text was the same. Also some trickery was used to make it look like the email was sent to my email address from my email address. The scary thing initially was that 3/5 passwords were correct, but they were old passwords that hadn't been used in years, with the exception of one (*it was the password for MYGNR account*). 2 of them weren't mine.
So I googled trying to figure out what this was. It turned out lots of people got them recently. I checked https://haveibeenpwned.com and I think they got my details from https://www.evony.com which was a rubbish online game I played at the start of the decade.
Anyone else get one of these emails recently or ever get a more convincing one?