The “Hello Perv” scam appears inside an email, suggesting that a person put a virus on your computer and recorded you masturbating to adult content. This is the typical scam trying to blackmail people by implying that the cybercriminal behind it has actual leverage or access to a person’s computer. People receiving the message are demanded to pay a ransom fee in Bitcoin (the sum varying around 500 euros). Do not pay the money in any case as that will not help you. See what you must do in case you are truly breached, but know that this is most likely a scam email.
|Name||Hello Perv scam|
|Type||Email Scam Message|
|Short Description||A scam that tries to scare you into paying a ransom fee for a supposed breach of your privacy.|
|Symptoms||You receive an email message that tries to trick you into thinking that you got recorded while masturbating.|
|Distribution Method||Email Spam Messages, Suspicious Sites|
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Hello Perv scam.|
“Hello Perv” Scam – Distribution Ways
The “Hello Perv” scam is mainly distributed through e-mail messages that may even be filtered as spam by email providers by now. It could also be using targeted attacks to aim for a bigger payout by companies or rich people. Different distribution tactics may exist, too. For instance, there are mentions of the “Hello Perv” scam over Facebook, and the scareware tactics and doxing may be successful there, just as well.
In case your computer was truly compromised, a payload file that downloads a Trojan horse or some kind of a RAT may have been trigerred by a malicious website or redirect.
Freeware which is found on the Web can be presented as helpful also be hiding the malicious script for the scam message to appear. Refrain from opening files right after you have downloaded them. You should first scan them with a security tool, while also checking their size and signatures for anything that seems out of the ordinary. You should read the tips for preventing ransomware located at the corresponding forum thread.
“Hello Perv” Scam – Technical Data
The “Hello Perv” scam circling around the Internet and might have already reached social media sites such as Facebook. The message is sent over email and is a scareware tye that relies on social engineering. The extortionists want you to pay them for a supposed privacy breach that supposedly gave them access to your camera and recorded you while masturbating.
The email message looks like the following:
The full scam message reads:
You’ve been looking at porn sites recently .
One at them had my virus on it .
When u started its video, your computer downloaded and launched my malicious software.
After that, I started your camera and recorded a video at u masturbating .
I’ve gathered all its contacts from your computer.
After that, I put together a video at your Masturbation and added videos with child porn.
In my version at its video, u masturbate to sex with kids.
I’m giving u its opportunity to save your life!
Below I will provide u with its address at My bitcoin wallet.
Send me 500 EURO in BTC.
BTC wlt – 1Pdf1QMXH7e9957vhMskAFKQNi79eoa9Rm
(If you don’t know what bitcoin / write to buy bitcoin in Google)
You have 24 hours after reading its letter.
As soon as my wallet receives its payment , its system will automatically destroy all its dirt that I made.
If u need more time , open its notebook and write ” Plz 48″
In that case , u’ll have 48 hours to send me its money.
If after a time, I do not see its money in my wallet .
I’ll send my dirt to all your colleagues and friends right away.
I can see everything u’re doing on your computer , so don’t try to trick me.
If I understand that u’re just stalling, I will immediately send dirt on your contacts!
Hurry u have little time, save your life!
A second variation of this email message is also detected by researchers. It states the following:
LAST WARNING [e-mail address]!
You have the last chance to save your life – I am not kidding!!
I give you the last 72 hours to make the payment before I send the video
with your masturbation to all your friends and associates.
The last time you visited a erotic website with young Teens, you downloaded
and installed software I developed.
My program has turned on your camera and recorded the full process of your
masturbation and video you were masturbating to. My software has also
downloaded all your email contact lists and a list of your friends on
I have both the vo6rzcem.mp4 with your masturbation as well as a file with
all your contacts on my hard drive.
You are very perverted!
If you want me to delete both the files and keep the secret, you must send
me Bitcoin payment. I give you last 72 hours.
If you don’t know how to send Bitcoins, visit Google.
Send 2.000 EUR to this Bitcoin address immediately:
1 BTC = 3.185 EUR, so send exactly 0.628012 BTC to the address above.
Do not try to cheat me! As soon as you open this Email I will know you
This Bitcoin address is linked to you only, so I will know if you sent the
If you don’t send the payment, I will send your masturbation video to all
your friends from your contact list I hacked.
Here are the payment details again:
Send 0.628012 BTC to this Bitcoin address:
You саn visit police but nobody will help you.
I don’t live in your country.
Don’t cheat me! Don’t forget the shame and if you ignore this message your
life will be ruined.
I am waiting for your Bitcoin payment.
And a new, third version that goes something along the lines of the following:
Dear Megan Schwartz
You саn easily gеt off – ( DEB ) dеliverеd bу participant with the number:801
Wе аrе nоt going to steal а lot оf time… Take it sеriouslу. Our grоup will not ruin уоur life if уou go tо a deal with us.
Thеrе аrе tоо many variоus spесificatiоns аbоut sесurity оn thе web spаce- prохy , install thе latest system protеctors, closе camеrаs with а scotch. But it was nеgleсtеd bу yоu.
I соuntеd sоmething about 1100 сomputеrs which emplаced mу malwarе…
It was implеmentеd on fаkеd site of flаsh plug-in. Pеоplе dоwnloаdеd it аnd did not suspect any dаngеr, bесаuse this sоftwаrе is nеcеssarу for all devices to process vidеos in wеb…
You wеrе not ехception and nоw also havе big prоblems.
Our inbuilt pаrser respоndеd to wеb-pаges with pоrn thаt уou wеre visiting. Dirесtlу аftеr yоu clickеd on а plаy buttоn the malwarе turned оn thе web-camera tо shооt you pауing with yоurself. Latеr thе соmputеr worm made a соpу of thе mоvie which you wеrе watching оn уоur dеviсе. With the hеlp of fоrmgrаbber delеtеd coockiеs and stolеn all pаsswоrds from уour soсial mеdia which уou hаvе visitеd frоm last Tuesdaу. I mаde а соpу оf your contаcts with your mаtеs.
Lеt’s put it all tоgethеr… wе have vid with уоu paуing with уoursеlf; соntасts with yоur matesand moviе that уоu were watching оn thе deviсe.
If you dо not want to bе dishоnоred just sеnd me 450 united statеs dоllаrs with bitсoin.
It is my wallet number – 1425bbFBXW81ycj25PYMtRQtHKPVxfqgxj
Deсidе yourself: bеcоme pоpulаr or pay this little sum to sаfе уоur social status.
Cоps cаnt help. We use bоt netwоrk, mоreоvеr I live аbroad. Yоu cant find my ip in а hеаdеr оf this mеssage.
For sоmе quеstions just replу.
Many other versions may be prevalent on the web with a text stating ”I’m a programmer who cracked your email ” or even something similar.
There are a number of possibilities, but in most cases this is an absolute scam. You should ignore it. Do not reply to it. Do not pay the cybercriminals behind it. Change your account passwords, but first make sure your computer is clean from viruses and keylogging software. Also, check if you are changing passwords from the correct places and not from phishing pages.
Below you can see the Bitcoin addresses given to you to pay cybercriminals:
You are demanded to pay “500 euros” to allegedly not spread your personal pictures and files to family and friends. However, you should NOT under any circumstances pay any ransom sum. No guarantee exists that your “data” is not going to be leaked even if you pay. This is known as doxing – an extortion involving the threat of releasing personal information, photos or videos which might be embarassing or otherwise unwanted by the person being extorted. Adding to all of this, giving money to cybercriminals will most likely motivate them to create more ransomware scams, “viruses” or commit different criminal activities. That may even result to the criminals wanting more money after payment.
Be sure that even if personal details or credentials got leaked from a database breach you should not do what the extortionists ask you to do. If you have any accounts still using an old password, be certain to change those and make sure you use a different password for each account. If you can, enable two-factor authentication on the accounts.
Remove “Hello Perv” Scam
To remove the Hello Perv scam you should simply delete the email message. However, if you are truly breached and you recognize any of the listed passwords, you should see the step-by-step removal instructions provided below. In case you can not get rid of files related to the scam or find out other malicious ones, you should search for and remove any leftover malware pieces with an advanced anti-malware tool. Software like that will keep your system secure in the future.