Roseland Online is receiving news of a new (S)extortion emails which readers should be aware of and not worry about. The emails also claim to know your email and a password associated with that email address which you may/may not still use.
The email will read something like:
“I’m aware that <substitute password formerly used by recipient here> is your password,”
The rest is formulaic:
You don’t know me and you’re thinking why you received this e mail, right?
Well, I actually placed a malware on the porn website and guess what, you visited this web site…”
They obtain the email/password combinations from shady ‘password lookup services online’ that collect billions of usernames (email addresses) and passwords stolen in some of the biggest data breaches to date.
These are scam emails and whatever you do DO NOT click on any replies or links in these emails.
-Never send compromising images of yourself to anyone, no matter who they are — or who they say they are.
-Don’t open attachments from people you don’t know, and be wary of opening attachments, even from those you do know.