Below is the most recent phishing email and website we have seen. Similar to past emails, this scam attempts to trick users into entering personal account information (e.g. username/password). Users should not click any links in this email and should delete it right away. As a reminder, Loyola will never ask for your password or to verify your account.
If you have any questions about this or any email, before you act on the email, please call or email the ITS Helpdesk 773-508-4487, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject: account was hacked
I’m a member of an international hacker group.
As you could probably have guessed, your account *REDACTED*was hacked, because I sent message you from your account.
Now I have access to all your accounts!
For example, your password for *REDACTED*: *REDACTED*
Within a period from July 30, 2018 to October 9, 2018, you were infected by the virus we’ve created, through an adult website you’ve visited.
So far, we have access to your messages, social media accounts, and messengers.
Moreover, we’ve gotten full damps of these data.
We are aware of your little and big secrets…yeah, you do have them. We saw and recorded your doings on porn websites. Your tastes are so weird, you know..
But the key thing is that sometimes we recorded you with your webcam, syncing the recordings with what you watched!
I think you are not interested show this video to your friends, relatives, and your intimate one…
Transfer $800 to our Bitcoin wallet: *REDACTED*
If you don’t know about Bitcoin please input in Google “buy BTC”. It’s really easy.
I guarantee that after that, we’ll erase all your “data” 🙂
A timer will start once you read this message. You have 48 hours to pay the above-mentioned amount.
Your data will be erased once the money are transferred.
If they are not, all your messages and videos recorded will be automatically sent to all your contacts found on your devices at the moment of infection.
You should always think about your security.
We hope this case will teach you to keep secrets.
Take care of yourself.