06 Sep “Have you heard about Pegasus?” – Don’t follow any instructions in this sextortion email!
Did you receive an email from a “hacker” that claims your device has been infected with malware and that you are being spied on? Relax, and don’t do anything yet. This is just a sextortion email scam!
Scammers try to blackmail you by claiming that your device has been compromised by “Pegasus” malware and “parts of your private life” have been recorded. They threaten to post videos of your “private moments” unless you send them bitcoin.
Don’t worry. This sextortion email is NOT genuine!
Hello, I’m going to share important information with you.
Have you heard about Pegasus? You have become a collateral victim. It’s very important that you read the information below. Your phone was penetrated with a “zero-click” attack, meaning you didn’t even need to click on a malicious link for your phone to be infected.
Pegasus is a malware that infects iPhones and Android devices and enables operator of the tool to extract messages, photos and emails, record calls and secretly activate cameras or microphones, and read the contents of encrypted messaging apps such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Telegram and Signal.
Basically, it can spy on every aspect of your life. That’s precisely what it did.
I am a blackhat hacker and do this for a living. Unfortunately you are my victim. Please read on. As you understand, I have used the malware capabilities to spy on you. And by that I mean that I have collected your parts of your private life. My only goal is to make money. And I have perfect leverage for this. As you can imagine in your worst dream, I have videos of you exposed during the most private moments of your life, when you are not expecting it. I personally have no interest in them, but there are public websites, that have perverts loving that content. As I said, I only do this to make money and not trying to destroy your life. But if necessary, I will publish the videos. If this is not enough for you, I will make sure your contacts, friends and everybody you know see those videos as well.
Here is the deal. I will delete the files after I receive 0.035 Bitcoin (about 1600 US Dollars). You need to send that amount here 12mojuzVPeSh2 6qmA9GLJFADo4chgGbtj3
I will also clear your device from malware, and you keep living your life. Otherwise, shit will happen. The fee is non negotiable, to be transferred within 2 business days. Obviously do not try to ask for any help from anybody unless you want your privacy to be violated. I will monitor your every move until I get paid. If you keep your end of the agreement, you wont hear from me ever again. Take care.
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