Porn Blackmail Email SPAM

Also Known As: Porn virus scam
Type: Other
Distribution: Moderate
Damage level: Severe

Porn Blackmail virus removal guide

What is Porn Blackmail?

"Porn Blackmail" is a spam email campaign used to blackmail unsuspecting users. Cyber criminals falsely claim that they have infected recipients' computers with malware and encourages them to pay ransoms in exchange for a removal of a disgraceful video of the victim that they supposedly have recorded. Note that "Porn Blackmail" is a scam.

Porn Blackmail malware

As mentioned above, "Porn Blackmail" states that the victim's computer has been infected with malware that tracks web browsing activity. The malware is supposedly capable of recording activity and browsing history on various adult websites and exploits the computer webcam to record the victim "masturbating". The message also states that the user has already been filmed and that the video is stored on a remote server controlled by the developers. If the victim wishes it to be deleted, a ransom of $400 in the Bitcoin cryptocurrency must be paid. Bear in mind, however, that this spam campaign is merely an attempt to extort unsuspecting users. In fact, cyber criminals do not harm victims' computers in any way. They simply send thousands of threatening email letters simply to scare and trick users into sending money. Therefore, ignore these emails. If you have received such emails, scan the system with a reputable anti-virus/anti-spyware suite to ensure that the system is clean.

"Porn Blackmail" shares similarities with many other spam campaigns, such as eFax, Important Documents IRS, You Have A Santander Secure, and HM Revenue & Customs Outstanding Amount. Unlike "Porn Blackmail", these campaigns do not make ransom demands, but encourage users to download and open various email attachments (e.g., invoices, bills, or similar) that are often presented as MS Office documents. The attachments are malicious - they download and install high-risk viruses, such as TrickBot, Adwind, FormBook, etc. These viruses pose a significant threat to your privacy and Internet browsing safety - they gather sensitive data (logins/passwords, banking details, etc.), and might also open "backdoors" for other infections (mostly, ransomware). The presence of these viruses can lead to serious privacy issues, significant financial loss, and further high-risk computer infections.

We get a lot of feedback from concerned user about this scam email. here's the most popular question that we receive:

- Hi pcrisk.com team, I got an email stating that a my computer was hacked and they got a video of me, now they are asking for a ransom in bitcoins. This must be true because they listed my real name and password in the email. What should I do?

The simple answer to this question is - don't worry, hackers haven't infiltrated your computer and they don't have a video recording of you watching pornography. Don't send any bitcoins to them. The fact that they have your email, name and password indicated that at some point in time your data was stolen from some compromised website, for example yahoo, etc. Website breached are quite frequent. To check if you have an account that has been compromised in some data breach we recommend visiting haveibeenpwned website.

How did Porn Blackmail infect my computer?

Once opened, rogue MS Office attachments ask the user to enable macro commands. Immediately after macros are enabled, attachments execute a number of commands that stealthily download and install malware. Note, however, is that these attachments are only harmful if they are opened using MS Office apps (Word, Excel, etc.) If the file is opened using other software capable of reading the format, malware will not be downloaded. Furthermore, most of these viruses are developed to work only on the MS Windows Operating System. Therefore, users who run other platforms are safe.

How to avoid installation of malware?

To prevent this situation, be very cautious when browsing the Internet and downloading/updating/installing software. Carefully analyze each received email attachment. If the file seems irrelevant or has been received from a suspicious email address, it should not be opened. Furthermore, be aware that rogue programs are also distributed using fake updaters, and a deceptive marketing method called "bundling" (stealth installation of deceptive apps with regular software). Therefore it is very important to keep installed software updated, however, to achieve this, use implemented functions or tools provided by the official developer only. You are also advised to avoid using third party download/installation tools, since developers monetize them by "bundling" (promoting) rogue software. Download your programs from official sources only, via direct download links. Having a legitimate anti-virus/anti-spyware suite installed and running is also paramount. Later MS Office versions (2010 and above) open newly-downloaded documents in "Protected View" mode. This prevents malicious attachments from downloading viruses. Therefore, using old versions of MS Office suite is risky. The main reasons for computer infections are poor knowledge and careless behavior - the key to safety is caution. If you have already opened the "Porn Blackmail" attachment, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate infiltrated malware.

Samples of text presented in various "Porn Blackmail" email messages:

Subject: Malware on your device ID

Hey, While you were sitting in front of the computer browsing redtube and pulling your willy yours notebook computer caught a malicious program through your browser.
This program is intended to exploit your web cam, records all your movements and browser history of the adults Web sites you are made a visit.
But the wickedest thing about this virus is that it can activate your WebCam, access your e-mail and backup your contact files.
Mind that I also have access to your social media profiles.
So, I have pictures and videos of you, with your pants down. Vids where you are stronk.
If you don’t want your all you family, and random users to see you masturbating, I advise you do this: pay me 400 dollars.
This is my Bitcoin account 1Nia3EtmACkfdzVvjw8c3NvgcHFw1twZUS
When I ll get the that money, I ll del all the compromising photos and you will never hear from me ever again.
If you dont send the money within 23 hours since the moment you read this msg, I will send your videos to your colleagues, through your social media for everyone to see, to your co-workers, family, to your friends.
P.S. My English isn’t good because I’am not too fluent, but you get the point.
Dont answer to this letter. It isnt mine and I wont be using it anymore.

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Good Morning my friend. I represent the group of web criminals in Iran. I use this mail address because we think that you will check it. Few times ago my team put the virus on web-site with porn and as far as you clicked on a play button your system started shooting your screen and activating camera to capture you self-abusing. Eventually I mean you understand what compromising evidence Ive earned. Moreover, this software made your device act as dedicated server with plenty of functions like keylogger, parser etc. To sum up, my software picked all data, especially all your contacts from messengers, e-mails, social networks. If you wanna make me silent you must make a transaction of 260 dollars with bitcoin. 1K2auXQEKz7Ro8cRa2xr3bAPV2n6KT5vi1 You must use it as usual credit card number. If you send bitcoins nobody will see your shame. Watch youtube manuals about methods of buing BTC... I can offer you this exchanger: localbitoins.com. If you have a problem with this, you can search comfortable ATM for bitcoin at coin atm radar. I give you no more than twenty four hours since you read our message to pay. You can complain cops, but they can not find us I use bot network, and of course we live abroad. If you want us to show proofs we will share it to seven mates from your data after that you will be given their contacts. So you will ask them if something strange was received about you. For some questions just reply. Dont be fullish, AmAZinGcRackeR$.

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Do you want to make a spectacle of yourself? I will tell you what to do To leave behind that dirt you have to give $ 400 In a case if you forward I will eliminate this materials. Pay USD 400 to 1PWfPY5cf4ukpnLGyuBG26VtcQmf469T7k Bitcoin wallet failing this you should became star in the Internet.
Otherwise I would show it to all your contact information If not it going to sent to all your contact files.
All the closely related people and collaborates would see this Are you going to make a surprise to all your nearest and dearest and workmates?
Its mine Bitcoin wallet 1PWfPY5cf4ukpnLGyuBG26VtcQmf469T7k.
I can give you just 24 hours to do this.
You pay me cash and I should destroy that dirty pictures entirely and permanently.
P.S. I beg pardon for my mistakes, but I am sure you understood. I am cracker China is my native country. I have had cracked this mailing box so please and don’t give an answer to it.

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Good morning, I write you because I uploaded my virus on a web page with porn which you have visited.
When you went on that site you let the malware steal all your private information and turned on your web-camera that captured the act of your onanism. Then the soft made a copy of all your contacts.
I will delete the compromising video and info if you send me 380 USD in bitcoin.
This is bitcoin address to pay: 16x3VyC2ug3TdNKijxbMxA4F4TJMr7Jfhp
You have 28 h after reading this letter for making the payment.
There is no need to write me that you have paid. This address is given only to you, everything will be removed automatically after transfer verification.
If you need 48 h just write back +.
You can complain to the police but they will not help you.
I am foreigner. So nobody can trace me even for 7 weeks.
All the best. Dont forget about the disgrace.

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Good day! Yours notebook was injected to a time where you stronk watching adults website. Thanks to this all the needed files and contact numbers of all your closely related people are in my hands for now. Your front camera was put to work with a help of this product and filmed and makes pictures. All passwords to yours social media service accounts are in my disposal. You ought to dispatch $USD 400 to my Bitcoin number 1MYUvQq72fNzWFqj3LR4YWr4w9gURZErSP In a case if you don’t like me to dispatch all the photos and video ( when you have been tossing ) to your acquaintance and workmates. All closely related people and workmates receive black PR image if I do not receive transmission within twentyfour hours. If you going to fulfill all the conditions I should destroy all these dirty laundry. You have to know that the main thing in this life is family and it will be a good experience for the future. There was no that sort of situation in a case if you don’t make that dirty things. Be careful for the future Yours respectfully. P.S. After watching that mail you own only twentyfour hours.

 

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Good day.
If you were more scrutiny while playing with yourself, I wouldn’t write dis message. I don\’t think that playing with yourself is very awful, but when all colleagues, relatives and friends get video of it- it is unpleasant for u.
I adjusted malicious soft on a web-site for adults (with porn) which was visited by you. When the object tap on a play button, device begins recording the screen and all cameras on ur device begins working.
Moreover, soft makes a dedicated desktop supplied with keylogger function from the system , so I was able to save all contacts from ur e-mail, messengers and other social networks. I’ve chosen dis e-mail because It\’s your working address, so you must read it.
I think that 350 usd is pretty enough for this little misstep. I made a split screen vid(records from screen (u have interesting tastes ) and camera ohh… its funny AF)
So its your choice, if u want me to erase ur disgrace use my bitсоin wаllet adress: 1CvwXG7AMgunAHqU8UVvAQkpEAS3VsVtnU
You have one day after opening my message, I put the special tracking pixel in it, so when you will open it I will see.If ya want me to show u the proofs, reply on this letter and I will send my creation to five contacts that I’ve got from ur contacts.
P.S. You are able to complain to police, but I don’t think that they can solve ur problem, the investigation will last for one year- I’m from Ukraine – so I dgf lmao

 

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It seems that, -, is your password. You may not know me and you are probably wondering why you are getting this e mail, right?
actually, I setup a malware on the adult vids (porno) web-site and guess what, you visited this site to have fun (you know what I mean). While you were watching videos, your internet browser started out functioning as a RDP (Remote Desktop) having a keylogger which gave me accessibility to your screen and web cam. after that, my software program obtained all of your contacts from your Messenger, FB, as well as email.
What did I do?
I created a double-screen video. 1st part shows the video you were watching (you've got a good taste haha . . .), and 2nd part shows the recording of your web cam.
exactly what should you do?
Well, in my opinion, $2900 is a fair price for our little secret. You'll make the payment by Bitcoin (if you do not know this, search "how to buy bitcoin" in Google).
BTC Address: 1KiCTVUq5A9BPwoFC8S965tsbtqcWr8bty
(It is cAsE sensitive, so copy and paste it)
Important:
You have one day in order to make the payment. (I've a unique pixel in this e mail, and at this moment I know that you have read through this email message). If I do not get the BitCoins, I will certainly send out your video recording to all of your contacts including relatives, coworkers, and so on. Having said that, if I receive the payment, I'll destroy the video immidiately. If you need evidence, reply with "Yes!" and I will certainly send out your video recording to your 6 contacts. It is a non-negotiable offer, that being said don't waste my personal time and yours by responding to this message.

 

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It seems that. +1-702-xxx-xx60. is your phone number You may not know me and you are probably wondering why you are getting this e mail. right?
actually. I setup a malware on the adult vids (porno) web-site and guess what. you visited this site to have fun (you know what I mean). While you were watching videos. your Internet browser started out functioning as a RDP (Remote Desktop) having a keylogger which gave me accessibility to your screen and web cam_ after that. my software program obtained all of your contacts from your Messenger. FB. as well as email.
What did I do?
I backuped phone. All photo. video and contacts. I created a double-screen video. 1st part shows the video you were watching (you've got a good taste haha recording of your web cam.
exactly what should you do?
. and 2nd part shows the
Well. in my opinion. S100 is a fair price for our little secret. You'll make the payment by Bitcoin (if you do not know this. search "how to buy bitcoin" in Google).
BTC Address: 19Gfc36i682Y7kZqhvkKUJKxLav9Sq6zai (It is cAsE sensitive. so copy and paste it)
Important: You have one day in order to make the payment. (I've a unique pixel in this e mail. and at this moment I know that you have read through this email message). If I do not get the BitCoins. I will certainly send out your video recording to all of your contacts including relatives. coworkers. and so on. Having said that. if I receive the payment. I'll destroy the video immidiately. If you need evidence. reply with "Yes!" and I will certainly send out your video recording to your 6 contacts. It is a non-negotiable offer. that being said don't waste my personal time and yours by responding to this message.

 

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I know [user's password] one of your password. Lets get directly to point. You may not know me and you're probably wondering why you're getting this email? Nobody has compensated me to check about you.
actually, I actually placed a software on the 18+ videos (sex sites) site and there's more, you visited this web site to have fun (you know what I mean). While you were watching videos, your internet browser initiated operating as a RDP with a key logger which provided me access to your display and also web camera. Just after that, my software program obtained all your contacts from your Messenger, Facebook, as well as e-mail . After that I created a video. First part shows the video you were watching (you have a good taste : )), and 2nd part shows the recording of your cam, yeah it is you.
You actually have two different alternatives. Let us take a look at the possibilities in particulars:
First option is to dismiss this email message. In this situation, I most certainly will send your videotape to each of your your contacts and then imagine concerning the disgrace yo u will see. Or if you are in an affair, exactly how it will eventually affect?
In the second place alternative should be to pay me $3000. We will describe it as a donation. Consequently, I most certainly will without delay eliminate your video recording. You could go on your way of life like this never happened and you will not hear back again from me.
You will make the payment by Bitcoin (if you do not know this, search "how to buy bitcoin" in Google).
BTC Address to send to: 1MzPj6xVZBHjgHY1v9Z5KqdsPLbP3Zrsx1 [CASE-SENSITIVE so copy and paste it]
In case you are planning on going to the authorities, anyway, this e mail can not be traced back to me. I have taken care of my actions. I am just not trying to demand a lot, I would like to be compensated.
You now have one day to make the payment. I've a specific pixel in this message, and now I know that you have read this message. If I don't get the BitCoins, I will definitely send out your video recording to all of your contacts including relatives, coworkers, etc. Nonetheless, if I receive the payment, I will destroy the recording immediately. If you want proof, reply Yea then I definitely will send your video recording to your 11 contacts. This is the non:negotiable offer thus don't waste my personal time & yours by responding to this e mail.

 

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Well I am going to make it as fast and short possibly can,
Few months back while visiting one of compromised web sites, your pc was infected by our Malware
and it broken into all your network devices such as your cell phone, ever since its collecting large amount of information about yourself using your pc and your smart phone , we have got your video clips , photos , call recordings , contacts , your social network connections , your e-mails , your home address and even videos of yours changing clothing , showering etc
I am sure its really distressful for you and you'll be wondering what should you do ? isn't it ?
Relax breathe deeply , dont stress and read carefully now , if you wish these audio video recordings, e-mails, computer files, Mobile data,  pictures etc plus your other secrets (you can guess it very well) to stay in between us, and do not want me to share it with your family members, best friends, colleagues, or on well known web-sites like Fb, Reddit, Xvideos, Pornhub and others , there's a simple way to avoid.
Simply pay 500$ worth of bitcoin to my bitcoin wallet address,  to my opinion its really fair and low amount to keeping your little secret. (if you do not know this, search "how to buy bitcoin" search engines like google).
Bitcoin Address: 1HZyGQXoEKptyJmrmZxttgizmJbDNAQZNV
(It is case sensitive, so copy and paste it)
Important:
You've one day to make the payment. (I have a special pixel within this e mail, and at this moment I know you have read this email message). If I do not get the BitCoins, I will certainly send out your video recording to all of your contacts including relatives, colleagues, and so forth. Having said that, if I receive the payment, I'll destroy the video immidiately. If you want evidence, reply with "Yes!" and I will definitely mail out your videos to your 6 contacts. It is a non-negotiable offer, that being said don't waste my personal time and yours by answering this message.

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How to remove malware manually?

Manual malware removal is a complicated task - usually it is best to allow antivirus or anti-malware programs to do this automatically. To remove this malware we recommend using Spyhunter for Windows. If you wish to remove malware manually, the first step is to identify the name of the malware that you are trying to remove. Here is an example of a suspicious program running on a user's computer:

malicious process running on user's computer sample

If you checked the list of programs running on your computer, for example, using task manager and identified a program that looks suspicious, you should continue with these steps:

manual malware removal step 1 Download a program called Autoruns. This program shows auto-start applications, Registry, and file system locations:

screenshot of autoruns application

manual malware removal step 2Restart your computer into Safe Mode:

Windows XP and Windows 7 users: Start your computer in Safe Mode. Click Start, click Shut Down, click Restart, click OK. During your computer start process, press the F8 key on your keyboard multiple times until you see the Windows Advanced Option menu, and then select Safe Mode with Networking from the list.

Safe Mode with Networking

Video showing how to start Windows 7 in "Safe Mode with Networking":

Windows 8 users: Start Windows 8 is Safe Mode with Networking - Go to Windows 8 Start Screen, type Advanced, in the search results select Settings. Click Advanced startup options, in the opened "General PC Settings" window, select Advanced startup. Click the "Restart now" button. Your computer will now restart into the "Advanced Startup options menu". Click the "Troubleshoot" button, and then click the "Advanced options" button. In the advanced option screen, click "Startup settings". Click the "Restart" button. Your PC will restart into the Startup Settings screen. Press F5 to boot in Safe Mode with Networking.

Windows 8 Safe Mode with networking

Video showing how to start Windows 8 in "Safe Mode with Networking":

Windows 10 users: Click the Windows logo and select the Power icon. In the opened menu click "Restart" while holding "Shift" button on your keyboard. In the "choose an option" window click on the "Troubleshoot", next select "Advanced options". In the advanced options menu select "Startup Settings" and click on the "Restart" button. In the following window you should click the "F5" button on your keyboard. This will restart your operating system in safe mode with networking.

windows 10 safe mode with networking

Video showing how to start Windows 10 in "Safe Mode with Networking":

 

manual malware removal step 3Extract the downloaded archive and run the Autoruns.exe file.

extract autoruns.zip and run autoruns.exe

manual malware removal step 4In the Autoruns application, click "Options" at the top and uncheck the "Hide Empty Locations" and "Hide Windows Entries" options. After this procedure, click the "Refresh" icon.

Click 'Options' at the top and uncheck 'Hide Empty Locations' and 'Hide Windows Entries' options

manual malware removal step 5Check the list provided by the Autoruns application and locate the malware file that you want to eliminate.

You should write down its full path and name. Note that some malware hides process names under legitimate Windows process names. At this stage, it is very important to avoid removing system files. After you locate the suspicious program you wish to remove, right click your mouse over its name and choose "Delete".

locate the malware file you want to remove

After removing the malware through the Autoruns application (this ensures that the malware will not run automatically on the next system startup), you should search for the malware name on your computer. Be sure to enable hidden files and folders before proceeding. If you find the filename of the malware, remove it.

searching for malware file on your computer

Reboot your computer in normal mode. Following these steps should remove any malware from your computer. Note that manual threat removal requires advanced computer skills. If you do not have these skills, leave malware removal to antivirus and anti-malware programs. These steps might not work with advanced malware infections. As always it is best to prevent infection than try to remove malware later. To keep your computer safe, install the latest operating system updates and use antivirus software.

To be sure your computer is free of malware infections we recommend scanning it with Spyhunter for Windows.