01 March 2019 Friday. 02:31:36 UTC
I rec'd this extortion email which appeared to come from my cox.net account email immediately after changing my password. It wouldn't have concerned me but it came from my own e-mail and it happened right after I changed my password!
From: [email protected]
To: [email protected]
Subject: You have been hacked your password CXXXXXXX1! ! #366660
This is a non-negotiable offer, so please do not waste my personal and other people's time by replying to this email.
As you can see i sent email from your email account
The hacking was carried out using a hardware vulnerability through which you went online.
When you went online, my exploit downloaded my malicious code (rootkit) to your device.
I went around the security system in the router, installed an exploit there.
This is driver software, I constantly updated it, so antivirus is silent all time.
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