Per Thorsheim am, July 26, So Ashley Madison got hacked. Have an affair.
If I owe you an email, please find some comfort in the fact that my every waking hour is haunted by my debt to you. But the years of illusion are over. We ignore it as long as possible, nursing shame and resentment all the while.
To get the attention of users, many of these threatening messages are initially disguised as legitimate security warnings. More often than not, the claims are bogus. Bitcoin, of course, continues to be the favorite form of payment for this specific category of lowlife.
Google said it was investigating an email scam winding its way through inboxes across the country and had disabled the accounts responsible for the spam. The scheme emerged Wednesday afternoon, when spammers dispatched malicious email, appearing to come from people the recipients knew, beckoning them to click on what appeared to be a shared Google document. Recipients who clicked on the links were prompted to give the sender access to their Google contact lists and Google Drive. In the process, victims allowed spammers to raid their contact lists and send even more email.
Last October, Matthew Herrick was smoking a cigarette in front of his West Harlem brownstone when the first visitor appeared. As Herrick tells it, the man innocently pressed the buzzer for Herrick's apartment. Then he asked matter-of-factly if Herrick was the one who'd been communicating with him via the hookup app Grindr, and who'd minutes earlier invited him over for sex.
I got this email today. What to do? Millions — perhaps billions — of similar emails have been sent over the years, but there seems to have been a flood of them over the past few months.
Scammers know how to design phony checks to make them look legitimate. Fake checks were number two. Fake checks drive many types of scams — like those involving phony prize winsfake jobs, mystery shoppersonline classified ad sales, and others.
You likely have also heard that this hacked account data was just dumped all over the internet. By now, you may have even found one of the dozens of sites that allow people to simply enter an email address and discover whether it was part of the leak. Maybe you even found someone you know. Someone used my email address to create a fake profile.
On Saturday, Jan. Despite his infamy he founded one of the most successful antivirus software companies ever, fled from Belize police in after being wanted for questioning in the death of his neighbor, and ran for president inMcAfee is still viewed by some as a cryptocurrency sage; he was touting bitcoin as the currency of the future long before its recent gains. And — for some — McAfee shilling for GVT was good reason to buy it, a premonition of future buying frenzies and a soaring valuation.
In a typical fake blackmail scamthe senders claim that they have installed malware on your computer and captured video of you while you visited a porn website. Of course, the scammers do not really have the compromising video or access to your contact list as they claim. The scammers know that if you receive an email that actually includes one of your passwords — even an old one that you no longer use — you may be much more inclined to believe the claims and pay up. At first take, the inclusion of the password suggests that the scammer really does have access to your computer and may have really created the video as claimed.