The “I want to get straight to the point” scam has been circling the Internet these past few days, trying to scare people that hackers made a fake video of them watching child porn and buying drugs on the Internet. People receiving the message are demanded to pay a ransom fee in Bitcoin (the sum varying around 1000 US dollars). Do not pay the money in any case as that will not help you. Read on what you must do in case you are truly breached, but keep in mind that in most cases this is a total scam.
|Name||I want to get straight to the point 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 email account credentials.|
|Symptoms||You receive an email message that tries to trick you into thinking that your email account got compromised, plus that your password is leaked and exposed to hackers.|
|Distribution Method||Email Spam Messages, Suspicious Sites|
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“I want to get straight to the point” Scam – Distribution Tactics
The “I want to get straight to the point” 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 “I want to get straight to the point” 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 triggerred 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.
“I want to get straight to the point” Scam – Information
The “I want to get straight to the point” scam is a hot topic all over the Internet, be it news websites or social networks such as Facebook. The message is sent over email and is a scareware type that relies on social engineering. The extortionists want to blackmail you into paying them a thousand dollars. They claim they have recorded you while visiting an adult website and that they have made a fake video of you watching child porn. Also they claim to have your IP address and geographic location so they will use those to make it look like you bought drugs over the internet.
The email message looks like the following:
The full message reads:
I want to get straight to the point without wasting each of our time recently while surfing one of porn xxx web-site your operating system is hacked by software program I carefully placed there,
while you were watching those video clips and having fun in my software set up malware on your personal computer now I have total access of the personal computer.
While I found your computer idle I opened network connection details and made a video of your ip details, same way I made a video of yours all crucial documents, social accounts, your contacts , and email accounts, now I’ve got everything to prove that is you more over my malware sent me everything back so i have copies of them with me.
Later I visited few child porn web-sites saved those child porn video clips played on your computer and made a video of it , I save those videos on your computer in hidden format such way that’s only I can access them (and police will once I will inform them if you don’t do what I say exactly), after that I went to few blackmarket web-sites dream market and silk road (Google it and you will get it what is it) and I made an account on your name there..
Now I got 3 recordings of yours
1) Watching and downloading child porno (criminal offence)
2) Made you member of infamous Dream Market and Silk Road (thinking to ordering some drugs and weapons on your name soon..)
3) Your ip , important documents , Contacts, Social Details , Geo Graphical details by Google map and your ip
Now you have 2 choices
First dismiss this e mail and do not act then I simply go on after 72 hours and send those videos of you enjoying child porno to your all contacts, then i order drugs and firearms on your name and send details to authorities to allow them to arrest you and trust me they will..it will destroy your relationship, career, social life etc.
Second option is to give me $1000 and think it’s as a donation and when I get the amount I will delete those videos and records which I have..and you can continue your normal life like this never happened
You will make the payment through Bitcoin (if you do not know this, search ‘how to get bitcoin in Google’).
Btc address to send funds to: 1Dqyd1b4vcGHfGmmt5bh4gNDgtSkKEiLan its case sensitive so copy paste it
If you are planning to consult with law enforcement officials feel free I already taken care of it this email cannot be trace back to me , by the way I’m not asking much to be honest and you can simply send the funds and lead a normal life
also for your information I placed a call back pixel in this email so if u reading this and ignoring reminding u I know and your time is ticking after 7 days I will send those videos to your contacts and police officers
if however u send me money I will wipe off everything from your end and mine along with delete the account from dream market and silk road too..
Lets the game start now…
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 email password, but first make sure your computer is clean from viruses. Also, check if you are changing it from the real URL address of your email provider and not a phishing page.
The Bitcoin address listed down below is given by the criminals for paying the fee they demand:
- 1Dqyd1b4vcGHfGmmt5bh4gNDgtSkKEiLan Bitcoin Email Scam
You are demanded to pay “1000 US dollars” 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 embarrassing 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.
Even if one of your older passwords got leaked from some kind of a data breach, the message is automatically send and you are not specifically targeted. If you have any accounts still using that password, be certain to change them and make sure you use a different password for each account. If you can, enable two-factor authentication on the accounts. Stay safe and carefully observe what is happening with your accounts. Use longer and more complex passwords, so they are harder to be cracked via brute-force.
Remove “I want to get straight to the point” Scam
To remove the I want to get straight to the point 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.