Bitcoin scam related to the Corona virus

As I mentioned before, there is a lot going on in the cyberspace related to the Corona virus. Unfortunately, many of the things circulating are scams or information that direct to malware. This is an email circulating currently in massive waves in various languages (here in German):   Hallo Sorin Mustaca Falls Sie es noch nicht gehört haben – Bitcoin wird voraussichtlich vor Ende des Jahres über 100.000 Euro erreichen! Das ist 5mal höher als der Höchststand von 2017. Die Prognosen beruhen auf der Ankündigung großer Unternehmen wie Facebook und Uber, dass sie dieses Jahr in die Krypto-Arena einsteigen werden. Wir bieten Ihnen einen Platz auf unserer privaten Anlageplattform – Sie können Ihr kostenloses Konto sofort registrieren und Ihre Reise noch heute beginnen. Ihre Investitionskosten: 250$ Erstellen Sie ein kostenloses Konto   Freundliche Grüße BTC-Era Unsubscribe   They are requesting me to invest 250$ in BTC with the promise that by the end of the year a BTC will be 100K EUR worth. Stay away from such platforms … 🙂

Sextorsion with “real” data – Do not pay!

If you have received an email with the subject “Yuor password – ”, don’t freak out immediately. Yes, the “yuor” is written wrong, but this is how the fraudsters wrote it, not the author of this article. The fraudsters have used a dump with the email addresses and passwords from some hacked website, where you have registered with that email address and password. So, yes, they are real. The email is pretty convincing, and if you don’t think a bit, some people might be inclined to actually believe that it is true. But, it isn’t… it is just an automated email, created from the list of recent dumps made public. You can see for yourself here more details: I recommend to enter your email address there as well, and you will receive notifications if your email appears in some dumps. How to recognize these scams Let’s have a short look at this email, so that you know in the future how to recognize them: 1. No fraudster would write his/her real name and email address. A simple search on the “From” of this email shows a normal person, who might have his/her email hacked. 2. Look at the language:…

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