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Libspero

Have I Been Pwned?

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Got an email today saying I had to pay £800 bitcoins to so random gimp otherwise he was going to share videos of me cracking one out to pron using footage from my "hacked" webcam and share it with all my contacts.

The bit that wasn't concerning was the threat..  because I don't have a webcam.

The bit that was concerning was that the email came from my own account and clearly had been hacked.

Turns out there have beens some fairly major beaches recently and a lot of accounts have been compromised.

Happily you can check here :  https://haveibeenpwned.com

Turned out my account (one I reserve for things I suspect I'm most likely to receive spam from) had been compromised six separate times.  Passwords now changed.  Might want to check yours for peace of mind :Passusabeer:

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I have an issue with apps that people use to store their store loyalty cards, e.g. Tesco, Shell etc on their smartphones.

These apps are 3rd party apps, and probably sell the data on, or get hacked themselves. If the retailers have weak security, they can spend your loyalty points if all they need is the account number.

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10 minutes ago, Libspero said:

Got an email today saying I had to pay £800 bitcoins to so random gimp otherwise he was going to share videos of me cracking one out to pron using footage from my "hacked" webcam and share it with all my contacts.

The bit that wasn't concerning was the threat..  because I don't have a webcam.

The bit that was concerning was that the email came from my own account and clearly had been hacked.

Turns out there have beens some fairly major beaches recently and a lot of accounts have been compromised.

Happily you can check here :  https://haveibeenpwned.com

Turned out my account (one I reserve for things I suspect I'm most likely to receive spam from) had been compromised six separate times.  Passwords now changed.  Might want to check yours for peace of mind :Passusabeer:

Mail them back asking if they want the video of 

@ccc and @stokiescum spit roasting  their mum 

Then change your password and get a new email account 😜

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16 minutes ago, Libspero said:

The bit that was concerning was that the email came from my own account and clearly had been hacked.

Are you sure it came from your email account,  as opposed to the email 'from' address being spoofed to appear to come from your account?

If you don't have an webcam, it sounds like they're just sending it out to lots of addresses. I'd ask for a copy of the video as evidence :)   Personally, as a precaution, I always keep my webcam covered with tape unless in use, after noticing Mark Zuckerberg  does the same with his laptop, which was visible in an interview a while ago.

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17 minutes ago, Libspero said:

Got an email today saying I had to pay £800 bitcoins to so random gimp otherwise he was going to share videos of me cracking one out to pron using footage from my "hacked" webcam and share it with all my contacts.

The bit that wasn't concerning was the threat..  because I don't have a webcam.

The bit that was concerning was that the email came from my own account and clearly had been hacked.

Turns out there have beens some fairly major beaches recently and a lot of accounts have been compromised.

Happily you can check here :  https://haveibeenpwned.com

Turned out my account (one I reserve for things I suspect I'm most likely to receive spam from) had been compromised six separate times.  Passwords now changed.  Might want to check yours for peace of mind :Passusabeer:

Are you sure that https://haveibeenpwned.com/ are not just collecting active email addresses and you have just validated yours, again. O.o

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I've had those.  I usually consider that if they actually had the video they'd have mentioned what I was wearing at the time.

Re the emails -- the 'from' part of an email is just freetext -- you can make it anything.  That it was your own address doesn't infer anything about your own email account security.

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7 minutes ago, dgul said:

I've had those.  I usually consider that if they actually had the video they'd have mentioned what I was wearing at the time.

Re the emails -- the 'from' part of an email is just freetext -- you can make it anything.  That it was your own address doesn't infer anything about your own email account security.

#MeToo

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11 minutes ago, dgul said:

I've had those.  I usually consider that if they actually had the video they'd have mentioned what I was wearing at the time.

Re the emails -- the 'from' part of an email is just freetext -- you can make it anything.  That it was your own address doesn't infer anything about your own email account security.

How the fuck would anybody recognise me with my studded patent leather gimp mask on?

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20 minutes ago, MvR said:

Are you sure it came from your email account,  as opposed to the email 'from' address being spoofed to appear to come from your account?

If you don't have an webcam, it sounds like they're just sending it out to lots of addresses. I'd ask for a copy of the video as evidence :)   Personally, as a precaution, I always keep my webcam covered with tape unless in use, after noticing Mark Zuckerberg  does the same with his laptop, which was visible in an interview a while ago.

THat was my thought too. Easy to do with this: www.emkei.cz

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5 minutes ago, SirGaz said:

How the fuck would anybody recognise me with my studded patent leather gimp mask on?

Your mum sewed your name tag in and it shows?

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I've gotten those emails too.

I wrote them a very angry reply saying that I would not be blackmailed for a natural private expression of my sexuality for which I had no reason to be ashamed.

And then I had a wank.

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Had this not long ago - threatening to send pictures from all the sites I'd visited (I knew which sites apparently) to everyone in my contacts list. I left it because all that meant was everyone in my contacts were getting some pretty tasty pics of cars, motorbikes, trucks. traction engines etc. heading for their inbox as a pleasant surprise.

What did concern me was they quoted a password that was one of mine but not one I used on any important sites so my guess is they've got it somehow from some website or other I'd registered on. Comforting to know that you haven't been on any porn sites so they're talking shite - I do worry if the police took my laptop away I might be red flagged for further investigation for having dowloaded too little porn.

Of course you could just film yourself cracking one off and send it to all your contacts to pre-emptively neutralise the threat.

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30 minutes ago, MvR said:

Are you sure it came from your email account,  as opposed to the email 'from' address being spoofed to appear to come from your account?

I presumed the same,  but no,  it actually came from my own email address..  and was compromised in the last 12 months since I last changed the password ( not an obvious one).

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Just now, Libspero said:

I presumed the same,  but no,  it actually came from my own email address..  and was compromised in the last 12 months since I last changed the password ( not an obvious one).

How old are your kids?

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3 minutes ago, Libspero said:

I presumed the same,  but no,  it actually came from my own email address..  and was compromised in the last 12 months since I last changed the password ( not an obvious one).

Damn.. that's scary. An email account is a passport to pretty much everything else.. hope you haven't had any other breaches, but it sounds like a reset of all your accounts is in order.  I use a password safe these days to generate and fill in insanely difficult passwords, and it brings a lot of peace of mind. Worth the money. 

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1 minute ago, SNACR said:

How old are your kids?

Under 4..   but wouldn't put anything past them  :D

 

For clarity I do watch porn,  don't have a web cam on my computer though..  plus the email was phrased deliberately vaguely as to not say which site or what computer etc etc..

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24 minutes ago, spunko said:

THat was my thought too. Easy to do with this: www.emkei.cz

Interesting..  no sign of an email in my outbox to myself..  yet the email address is exactly mine. 

Not [libspero@hotmail.com]ldkdjhchd@kdkjd.za  as you sometimes get.

I didn't know you could send an email that comes exactly from your own address..  if that is the case.  Even has the same email image etc come up as well..  very convincing.

Or it was hacked and the "sent" email deleted.    I think I'm beyond caring much at this point :)

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2 minutes ago, Libspero said:

Even has the same email image etc come up as well..  very convincing.

Or it was hacked and the "sent" email deleted.    I think I'm beyond caring much at this point :)

The email image comes from your own contacts list. The mail application just adds it when it receives an email from an address it recognises. The image isn't sent with the email itself.

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6 minutes ago, Libspero said:

Interesting..  no sign of an email in my outbox to myself..  yet the email address is exactly mine. 

Not [libspero@hotmail.com]ldkdjhchd@kdkjd.za  as you sometimes get.

I didn't know you could send an email that comes exactly from your own address..  if that is the case.  Even has the same email image etc come up as well..  very convincing.

Or it was hacked and the "sent" email deleted.    I think I'm beyond caring much at this point :)

Need to look at the header of the email - that will show routing information and also the true email address that the email was sent from - which can be masked by adding an aliased email address (in this case yours).

https://www.askdavetaylor.com/how_to_tell_if_email_is_spoofed_or_legit/

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1 hour ago, MvR said:

Are you sure it came from your email account,  as opposed to the email 'from' address being spoofed to appear to come from your account?

If you don't have an webcam, it sounds like they're just sending it out to lots of addresses. I'd ask for a copy of the video as evidence :)   Personally, as a precaution, I always keep my webcam covered with tape unless in use, after noticing Mark Zuckerberg  does the same with his laptop, which was visible in an interview a while ago.

Seriously, that is the best tip ever. I've been doing it for years - covering the webcam with tape that is :)

I know of a few people who have had these emails, even had one myself. The funniest was a mate of mine who got one and seemed rather concerned about it, couldn't help but wind him up a bit....

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1 minute ago, null; said:

Seriously, that is the best tip ever. I've been doing it for years - covering the webcam with tape that is :)

Yep, even do it on my work laptop.  Was worried people would think I was paranoid until I saw someone in senior management in the US had done exactly the same the other day.

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42 minutes ago, JoeDavola said:

I've gotten those emails too.

I wrote them a very angry reply saying that I would not be blackmailed for a natural private expression of my sexuality for which I had no reason to be ashamed.

And then I had a wank.

 

Infront of your webcam - or did you put a piece of tape over it first, just in case ?

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