Your operating system has been hacked by cybercriminals

This straight-to-the-point threat from "Cybercriminals" is more hollow that heinous, and is similar to a strain of "malware sextortion" that was prevalent in 2018. If you receive it, mark it as phishing (from within the message, click on the stack of three dots to the right of the REPLY button and select "Report phishing") to alert Google. Read these Phish Bowl examples for earlier variations.


From: Cybercriminals ⚠️ <noreply@elevate.games>
Subject: Reçu sms-PAL: CERT ° 320805924802080 ✉️
Date: November 19, 2020 at 2:47:37 PM EST
To: josiah_carberry@brown.edu

Hello :)

Your operating system has been hacked by cybercriminals ⚠️

I’m not here to blame anyone, plus i don’t think that wanking to porn videos is a gross stuff to do. Well, it will actually be kinda sick if your relatives, coworkers or all your phone contacts will watch you do that.

Lets get straight to the point. You’ve came around an adult website which was poisoned with my malware. So i have downloaded all contacts from your machine you have used as well as got an access to your web camera plus vids you have watched. Which was obviously recorded and later edited so that we now have just a single screen with you doing your thing on one side and a video you’ve watched on the other. Anyway, if you want me to completely delete this stuff. here is my BTC account address-

https://shoppy [ redacted ] ( click or copy & paste in browser)

500 dollars amount will settle everything up with me and resolve this whole situation.

I will give you 1 days after this message is read, a simple tracking tool will let me know when you’ll open it. I will not have any other choice but to forward this vid to all your contacts, if i won’t get the money. You are welcome to call your local authorities or whoever, but not sure if that will help.

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