My email and and password have been compromised

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My email and and password have been compromised

Post by oldbag » Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:39 pm

This just arrived in my email He has obviously got a list of email addresses and passwords from probably Luxor4U or Egypt4U.
Not sure what he has in mind when I don't comply! If you use your email address and passwords for anything else (and I know many people do), you might need to change them. (I haven't used this forum for years!)

PLEASE NOTE HE GAVE THE EXACT PASSWORD TO SIGN INTO THIS FORUM WITH SO THIS IS NOT THE USUAL SORT OF SCAM.

"Hi, my victim.
I know your password - {old password I had on ES forum or L4U or E4U etc}
This is my last warning.
{description of something he supposedly saw on webcam - but definitely didn't because I have never done that!}
{followed by a demand to receive 500USD in bitcoins and a bitcoin wallet number}
You are able to go to the authorities but nobody can not help you.
If you attempt to cheat me, I'll notice it instantly!
I do not live in your country. So no body can't track my area even for 9 months.
Do not neglect the disgrace. Your life could be ruined."
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Re: My email and and password have been compromised

Post by newcastle » Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:54 pm

Not uncommon scam.

Just ignore.

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Re: My email add and password from this forum have been comp

Post by oldbag » Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:59 pm

I would say that except he gave the EXACT password which worked on this forum (and I just signed in with and have now changed!)

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Re: My email and and password have been compromised

Post by Dusak » Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:18 pm

Had them myself, a password was used from an old address I had in the UK, never a log in password but obviously fished from my old e-mails. What I was supposedly caught doing on my webcam, is, at my age, a totally physical impossibility. I know this as I attempted it. :lol:
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Re: My email and and password have been compromised

Post by Horus » Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:24 pm

I have copied the same reply that I gave to you on the E4U site as it also applies to people on here.
No need to worry, this is a very old scam doing the rounds again. You will notice that they are often using an ‘old’ password to try and convince you that they can access your account. They have probably got your address from publicly available databases of old hacked passwords from various sources. The extortion is usually accompanied by a threat that they got it from a pornographic website and that they have accessed your PC’s camera and threaten to release something compromising that they have recorded while you watched the said movie or some other item. It is a scatter gun approach, they work on the basis that just maybe someone they contact has watched such material in the past and feel intimidated by the possibility that someone else will know this. It is a scam, they cannot turn on your web camera unless you have dowloaded a malware and they rely upon someone feeling a bit guilty about maybe watching such material in the past, you should just delete the email and if the password quoted is a current one then simply make sure that you change it. More often these passwords were ones you may have used at some time in the distant past and probably forgot about them and the chances are they were quite simply ones from a time when people were less concerned about security.

I would be interested to know if you are living in Egypt as the last person I know to get one like this still lives there.
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Re: My email and and password have been compromised

Post by DJKeefy » Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:55 pm

oldbag wrote:This just arrived in my email He has obviously got a list of email addresses and passwords from probably Luxor4U or Egypt4U.
No one has got any passwords or emails from any of our forums, they are encrypted using 256-bit encryption, even i can not find out peoples passwords, the only thing i can do if you forget it, is to reset it to a password i set or a computer generated one.

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Re: My email and and password have been compromised

Post by crewmeal » Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:23 am

Do you use the same email address and password for other sites? If so you may have well clicked and opend a phising site elsewhere which could result in malware planted in your computer.

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Re: My email and and password have been compromised

Post by Major Thom » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:08 am

This scam is all over a certain Social Media Site. So just a wind up!!

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Re: My email and and password have been compromised

Post by HEPZIBAH » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:41 am

Major Thom wrote:This scam is all over a certain Social Media Site. So just a wind up!!
Which site is that?
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Re: My email and and password have been compromised

Post by HEPZIBAH » Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:27 am

Just to endorse that this is not a Luxor4U issue, but a wider one. ..... A warning has just come up of this same scam on the staff internet notice board at my university. It seems that some staff have received the email through university accounts.
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Re: My email and and password have been compromised

Post by DJKeefy » Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:33 am

:lol: Here's one I received, I must stop masturbating in front of the camera that I don't have :roll:

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info@luxor4flats.com

To: myhilipi

Hi, dear user of luxor4flats.com
We have installed one RAT software into you device.
For this moment your email account is hacked (see on "from address", I messaged you from your account).
Your password for info@luxor4flats.com: myhilipi

I have downloaded all confidential information from your system and I got some more evidence.
The most interesting moment that I have discovered are videos records where you masturbating.

I posted my virus on porn site, and then you installed it on your operation system.
When you clicked the button Play on porn video, at that moment my trojan was downloaded to your device.
After installation, your front camera shoots video every time you masturbate, in addition, the software is synchronized with the video you choose.

For the moment, the software has collected all your contact information from social networks and email addresses.
If you need to erase all of your collected data, send me $800 in BTC (crypto currency).
This is my Bitcoin wallet: 13cyEdT7kyH2f4j9xchvDGhv1o64MYNLUS
You have 48 hours after reading this letter.

After your transaction I will erase all your data.
Otherwise, I will send video with your pranks to all your colleagues and friends!!!

And henceforth be more careful!
Please visit only secure sites!
Bye!
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Re: My email and and password have been compromised

Post by Horus » Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:28 pm

Or ask for your perfoming rights payments. :lol: :lol:
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Re: My email and and password have been compromised

Post by newcastle » Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:56 pm

Horus wrote:Or ask for your perfoming rights payments. :lol: :lol:
Or you could offer him some basic English lessons for free....and call it quits!

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Re: My email and and password have been compromised

Post by Major Thom » Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:34 pm

I have seen people (At least 5) posting it on Facebook Hepzi, that is the first time I saw the scam,just took no notice.. But I could understand why some people were a little worried.

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Re: My email and and password have been compromised

Post by HEPZIBAH » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:33 pm

Major Thom wrote:I have seen people (At least 5) posting it on Facebook Hepzi, that is the first time I saw the scam,just took no notice.. But I could understand why some people were a little worried.
Ah! So you do use Facebook after all.
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Re: My email and and password have been compromised

Post by Major Thom » Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:31 am

Yes I read Facebook a lot and use its advertising facility. Mainly use it for asking questions and finding out what entertainments on where I live from the many informative local sites.

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Re: My email and and password have been compromised

Post by Who2 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:42 pm

As someone once said to me " Don't worry if you have nothing to hide:.....

The nothing to hide argument states that government surveillance programs do not threaten privacy unless they uncover illegal activities, and that if they do uncover illegal activities, the person committing these activities does not have the right to keep them private. Hence, a person who favors this argument may state "I've got nothing to hide" and therefore does not express opposition to government surveillance.[1] An individual using this argument may say that a person should not worry about government or surveillance if he/she has "nothing to hide."[2]

The motto "If you've got nothing to hide, you've got nothing to fear"....
"People very rarely believe the truth, trust me I'm a Dr and a liar........... 8)
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Re: My email and and password have been compromised

Post by Dusak » Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:36 pm

God! I'm always masticating if front of my laptop.
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Re: My email and and password have been compromised

Post by Major Thom » Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:54 am

Your spelling is as bad as mine "D"

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Re: My email and and password have been compromised

Post by Dusak » Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:48 pm

Just thought I'd give folks something to chew on. :eat
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