“Ha‌sta‌xla‌lyvi‌sta‌” says a “ha‌cke‌r” who tries to blackmail me using an obfuscated mail

We’ve seen millions of emails with blackmailing texts containing some username/email address and a password harvested from some hacked website.

This one would be just another one, except that the text is obfuscated 🙂

It looks interesting but it is tiresome to try to read it. And why the effort, in the end ?

Below is the email. This son of a b** who sent the email took good care to not obfuscate the BTC wallet.

Unfortunately, somebody actually paid on 27.2.2020, but I am not sure if this is a victim or not.

Here is the relevant part of the header of the email:

Received: from asobkjzvu.com ([197.159.64.4])
        by mx.google.com with SMTP id d3si5673968oia.236.2020.03.02.07.13.09
        for <sorin@mustaca.com>;
        Mon, 02 Mar 2020 07:13:21 -0800 (PST)
Received-SPF: neutral (google.com: 197.159.64.4 is neither permitted nor denied by best guess record for domain of sitjpemaj@asobkjzvu.com) client-ip=197.159.64.4;
Authentication-Results: mx.google.com;
       spf=neutral (google.com: 197.159.64.4 is neither permitted nor denied by best guess record for domain of sitjpemaj@asobkjzvu.com) smtp.mailfrom=sitjpemaj@asobkjzvu.com
X-K: live
Received: from unknown (15.218.224.6)
	by qrx.quickslick.com with NNFMP; Mon, 02 Mar 2020 10:11:17 -0500
Received: from unknown (HELO smtp18.yenddx.com) (Mon, 02 Mar 2020 09:53:27 -0500)
	by relay.2yahoo.com with NNFMP; Mon, 02 Mar 2020 09:53:27 -0500
Received: from smtp.doneohx.com ([Mon, 02 Mar 2020 09:36:30 -0500])
	by asx121.turbo-inline.com with QMQP; Mon, 02 Mar 2020 09:36:30 -0500
Message-ID: <BF8ECBD9.15C50D36@asobkjzvu.com>

Well, enjoy the reading 🙂

 


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Sorin Mustaca
Sorin Mustaca, (ISC)2 CSSLP, CompTIA Security+ and Project+, is working since year 2000 in the IT Security industry and worked between 2003-2014 for Avira as Product Manager for the known products used by over 100 million users world-wide. Today he is an independent IT Security Consultant focusing on Cybersecurity, secure software development and security for IoT and Automotive. He is also running his personal blog Sorin Mustaca on Cybersecurity and is the author of the free eBook Improve your security .
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