18 November 2020 Wednesday. 01:38:43 UTC
some random email @nervebox.com
from received phishing/blackmail/sextortion email:
Hi. You will find this important.
You have used Zoom some time ago. And I have very unfortunate news for you.
I'll give you some background on what happened.
There was a zero day security vulnerability on Zoom app, that allowed me a full time access to your camera and some other metadata on your account.
I had access to your camera ALL the time, even when Zoom app was closed. Basically, your device was hacked and remotely controlled.
And as you can imagine in your worst dreams, I have made a footage with you as a leading actor.
In the video you can be seen performing sexual act.
Having fun is ok with me, but is not ok with your reputation.
Please dont blame me or yourself for this. You couldn't know that the camera was working.
I'm sure you don't want to be the next Jeffrey Toobin and get embarrassed in front of all your friends, family and colleagues.
You should get this very clear, I will send this video to all your contacts if I dont get paid.
Are you wondering how I got your contacts and emails? Through the same exploit, zoom app allowed me to extract all sensitive info from your device.
So here is what we will do. You pay me $2000 in bitcoin, and nothing of this will happen. You have 2 days to make the payment.
After I get the money, I will delete the footage and information about you. The amount is not negotiable.
Send 0.13 Bitcoin (less than 2k USD at the current exchange rate) to my wallet 1KJ3ZrhrkXBVjGyAU635sapjLpLSFgpqYe
Having trouble with buying bitcoin? Just google on how to buy it, it's very easy to use and anonymous.
P.S. Don't try to report this to the police, I use TOR and bitcoin can't be traced. Do not email me back. If you do something stupid, I will distribute the video.
Good luck. Don’t stress.