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Heard about the sextortion emails that claimed to have somehow hacked an individual's computer and recorded them on adult sites? If not then, yes that happened and a lot of people got those emails - regardless of if they'd visited adult sites or not.
Now the latest evolution in their strategy appears to focus on business owners by threatening to distroy their business domain's reputation unless, you guessed it, they paid some Bitcoin to call the whole thing off.
The major evolution of this spamming effort compared to the others is that they are targeting business owners by sending their spam message via their websites contact form.
The spammers threaten to send millions of emails from business owner's domain, leave nasty reviews about their website, and submit nasty messages to other people's contact forms pretending to be from their domain.
All of this being done to ruin the reputation of the site unless, you guessed it, you pay them an amount of Bitcoin to call it all off.
Hey. Soon your hosting account and your domain xxx.nl will be blocked forever, and you will receive tens of thousands of negative feedback from angry people.
Here is a list of what you get if you don’t follow my requirements:
+ abuse spamhouse for aggressive web spam tens of thousands of negative
+ reviews about you and your website from angry people for aggressive
+ web and email spam lifetime blocking of your hosting account for
+ aggressive web and email spam lifetime blocking of your domain for
+ aggressive web and email spam Thousands of angry complaints from angry
+ people will come to your mail and messengers for sending you a lot of
+ spam complete destruction of your reputation and loss of clients
+ forever for a full recovery from the damage you need tens of thousands
+ of dollars
Do you want this?
If you do not want the above problems, then before June 1, 2019, you need to send me 0.3 BTC to my Bitcoin wallet: 19ckouUP2E22aJR5BPFdf7jP2oNXR3bezL
How do I do all this to get this result:
1. I will send 30 messages to 13 000 000 sites with contact forms with offensive messages with the address of your site, that is, in this situation, you and the spammer and insult people. And everyone will not care that it is not you.
2. I’ll send 300 messages to 9,000,000 email addresses and very intrusive advertisements for making money and offer a free iPhone with your website address xxx.nl and your contact details. And then send out abusive messages with the address of your site.
3. I will do aggressive spam on blogs, forums and other sites (in my database there are 35 978 370 sites and 315900 sites from which you will definitely get a huge amount of abuse) of your site xxx.nl. After such spam, the spamhouse will turn its attention on you and after several abuses your host will be forced to block your account for life. Your domain registrar will also block your domain permanently.
Report it to Action Fraud, mark it as spam and then delete it!
Like the other variations of these scams, these messages are sent to thousands of recipients in the hope that somebody will fall for it and pay up.