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Email received in my bigpond account from telstra account wanting money saying my computer hacked

Hello All,


I have a email address and just received the following email from a email address with the same name saying that my computer has been hacked.


I am thinking to ignore the email, but can someone please help and suggest what I can do and do I contact Telstra?


I have to share bad news with you.
Approximately few months ago I have gained access to your devices, which you use for internet browsing.
After that, I have started tracking your internet activities.


Here is the sequence of events:
Some time ago I have purchased access to email accounts from hackers (nowadays, it is quite simple to purchase such thing online).
Obviously, I have easily managed to log in to your email account.


One week later, I have already installed Trojan virus to Operating Systems of all the devices that you use to access your email.
In fact, it was not really hard at all (since you were following the links from your inbox emails).
All ingenious is simple. 😃


This software provides me with access to all the controllers of your devices (e.g., your microphone, video camera and keyboard).
I have downloaded all your information, data, photos, web browsing history to my servers.
I have access to all your messengers, social networks, emails, chat history and contacts list.

My virus continuously refreshes the signatures (it is driver-based), and hence remains invisible for antivirus software.

Likewise, I guess by now you understand why I have stayed undetected until this letter…


While gathering information about you, I have discovered that you are a big fan of adult websites.
You really love visiting porn websites and watching exciting videos, while enduring an enormous amount of pleasure.
Well, I have managed to record a number of your dirty scenes and montaged a few videos, which show the way you masturƅate  and reach orgasms.


If you have doubts, I can make a few clicks of my mouse and all your videos will be shared to your friends, colleagues and relatives.
I have also no issue at all to make them available for public access.
I guess, you really don’t want that to happen, considering the specificity of the videos you like to watch, (you perfectly know what I mean) it will cause a true catastrophe for you.


Let’s settle it this way:
Youetransfer $950 USD to me (in bitcoineequivalent according to the exchange rate at the moment of fundsetransfer), and once theetransfer is received, I will delete all this dirty stuff right away.

This is a fair deal and the price is quite low, considering that I have been checking out your profile and traffic for some time by now.
In case, if you don’t know how to purchase andetransfer the bitcoine– you can use any modern search engine.



You have less than 48 hours from the moment you opened this email (precisely 2 days).


Things you need to avoid from doing:
*Do not reply me (I have created this email inside your inbox and generated the return address).

*Do notetry to contact police and other security services. In addition, forget about telling this to you friends. If I discover that (as you can see, it is really not so hard, considering that I control all your systems) – your video will be shared to public right away.

*Don’t try to find me – it is absolutely pointless. All theecryptocurrency transactions are anonymous.
*Don’t try to reinstall the OS on your devices or throw them away. It is pointless as well, since all the videos have already been saved at remote servers.


Things you don’t need to worry about:
*That I won’t be able to receive your fundsetransfer.
– Don’t worry, I will see it right away, once you complete theetransfer, since I continuously track all your activities (myetrojanevirus has got a remote-control feature).
*That I will share your videos anyway after you complete the fundsetransfer.
– Trust me, I have no point to continue creating troubles in your life. If I really wanted that, I would do it long time ago!

Everything will be done in a fair manner!


Don’t get caught in similar kind of situations anymore in future!

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Re: Email received in my bigpond account from telstra account wanting money saying my computer hacke

I get a dozen of these a day on average and they never come from the email address that displays in Outlook/Webmail (you need to read the email header to see where they are coming from).


You can get tips on how to help improve spam filtering and how to report it via

Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.
Level 1: Cadet

Re: Email received in my bigpond account from telstra account wanting money saying my computer hacke

I received the identical email this morning. It came from (my name) It really freaked me out. My first call was to Telstra who confirmed it as spam, and recommended I change all my account passwords. They also recommended I contact my local police to make a report, and to contact the Australian Cyber Security Centre. I spoke with local police, but they really could do nothing but recommend I make a report to the Australian Cyber Security Centre, which I have done. I also sent an on-line report to the ACCC Scamwatch site. I'd love to have a baseball bat, and just one minute alone in a room with this a***hole ......

Level 1: Cadet

Re: Email received in my bigpond account from telstra account wanting money saying my computer hacke

I got one of these too.  I have virus protection on all my devices including iPhone and iPad.  I am just going to delete.  I am, by the way, an 80 yr old woman, soi found the email quite funny.

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