Hosting And Domain Will Be Blocked Email Scam

Also Known As: possible malware infections
Distribution: Moderate
Damage level: Medium

"Hosting and domain will be blocked" removal guide

What is "Hosting and domain will be blocked"?

"Hosting and domain are blocked" is one of many email scams and should not be trusted. In this case, a scammer (or scammers) threaten to damage the reputation of the website owner by having the hosting account and domain blocked permanently. This email is similar to other scams of this type, (such as sextortion scams). They are used to trick people into believing that they will suffer consequences unless they meet the sender's demands. We strongly recommend that you ignore these scam emails.

Hosting and domain will be blocked spam campaign

This email states that the recipient's hosting account and website domain is blocked forever and this will lead to negative feedback from thousands of the website's visitors. Recipients are encouraged to pay 0.5 of a Bitcoin using the wallet addresses provided until June 1, 2019. If not, the reputation of the website will apparently be damaged and result in the web pages being blocked permanently. According to these scammers, they achieve this using the website's address in various spam campaigns that are sent to thousands of people via email, and subsequently lead to many negative reviews. Additionally, they threaten to send many emails that contain intrusive, deceptive advertisements, to spam on blogs, various forums, and so on. In this way, they threaten to damage the website's reputation irreversibly using its address. If you are worried about how these cyber criminals/scammers obtained your email and domain information, it is very likely that the email address was 'scraped' from the Internet. If there is any reason to believe that there is spyware installed on your computer, scan the system with a reputable anti-malware application. Do not to trust this email and certainly do not send any money (Bitcoins) to these scammers.

Threat Summary:
Name Hosting And Domain Will Be Blocked
Threat Type Phishing, Scam, Social Engineering, Fraud
Fake Claim Criminals falsely claim to be able to send spam using the recipient's domain/hosting account. They state that the recipient must pay a ransom of .5 Bitcoin, otherwise they will start spamming what will eventually lead to permanent suspension of the recipient's domain/hosting.
Cyber Criminal Cryptowallet Address 19ckouUP2E22aJR5BPFdf7jP2oNXR3bezL (Bitcoin) - the address might vary depending on the scam variant.
Symptoms Unauthorized online purchases, changed online account passwords, identity theft, illegal access of the user's computer.
Distribution methods Deceptive emails, rogue online pop-up ads, search engine poisoning techniques, misspelled domains.
Damage Loss of sensitive private information, monetary loss, identity theft.
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Similar scam emails (spam campaigns) include "CVE-2019-1663", "Placed a malware on the xxx streaming site", and "This account was recently infected". Their subject lines might be different, however, all emails of this type are used to extort money from unsuspecting people. Unfortunately, there are many other scams that are used to trick people into opening files (attachments) that infect computers with high-risk malicious programs such as LokiBot, TrickBot, Emotet, AZORult, and Adwind. Having computers infected with these programs usually causes data/financial loss, privacy problems, and other issues. They can also be used to steal personal details such as logins, passwords, and to spread other high-risk malware such as ransomware.

How do spam campaigns infect computers?

None of these emails can do any damage unless the attached files, or web links that lead, are opened. Some examples of files that cyber criminals attach to emails of this type (spam campaigns) are Microsoft Office documents (Word, Excel, and so on), PDF documents, executables (.exe and other files), JavaScript files, archives such as ZIP, RAR, and so on. Regardless of the file format, these attachments can do no damage unless they are opened.

How to avoid installation of malware?

Do not open attachments (files) that are present in emails received from unknown, suspicious email addresses, or if the email itself is irrelevant. Update installed software (or the operating systems), using implemented functions and tools provided by official developers only. Activate software properly, and not using 'cracking' tools. Bypassing software activation using these programs is illegal and often leads to download and installation of malware. Software should be downloaded using official and trustworthy sources (websites) only. Do not use or trust Peer-to-Peer networks such as torrent clients, eMule, unofficial websites, or other similar channels. Keep your computer safe and protected by having a reputable anti-virus or anti-spyware suite installed and enabled. If you have already opened malicious attachments, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate infiltrated malware.

Text presented in the "Hosting and domain will be blocked" email message:

Hey. Soon your hosting account and your domain * will be blocked forever, and you will receive tens of thousands of negative feedback from angry people.

 

Pay me 0.5 BTC until June 1, 2019.
Otherwise, you will get the reputation of a malicious spammer, your site * will be blocked for life and you will be sued for insulting believers. I guarantee this to you.

 

My bitcoin wallet: 19ckouUP2E22aJR5BPFdf7jP2oNXR3bezL

 

Here is a list of what you get if you donít follow my requirements:
+ abuse spamhouse for aggressive web spam
+ tens of thousands of negative reviews about you and your website from angry people for aggressive web and email spam
+ lifetime blocking of your hosting account for aggressive web and email spam
+ lifetime blocking of your domain for aggressive web and email spam
+ Thousands of angry complaints from angry people will come to your mail and messengers for sending you a lot of spam
+ complete destruction of your reputation and loss of clients forever
+ for a full recovery from the damage you need tens of thousands of dollars

 

All of the above will result in blocking your domain and hosting account for life. The price of your peace of mind is 0.5 BTC.

 

Do you want this?

 

If you do not want the above problems, then before June 1, 2019, you need to send me 0.5 BTC to my Bitcoin wallet: 19ckouUP2E22aJR5BPFdf7jP2oNXR3bezL

 

How do I do all this to get this result:
1. I will send messages to 33 000 000 sites with contact forms with offensive messages with the address of your site, that is, in this situation, you and the spammer and insult people.
And everyone will not care that it is not you.
2. Iíll send messages to 19,000,000 email addresses and very intrusive advertisements for making money and offer a free iPhone with your website address ******.** and your contact details.
And then send out abusive messages with the address of your site.
3. I will do aggressive spam on blogs, forums and other sites (in my database there are 35 978 370 sites and 315 900 sites from which you will definitely get a huge amount of abuse) of your site ******.**.
After such spam, the spamhouse will turn its attention on you and after several abuses your host will be forced to block your account for life.
Your domain registrar will also block your domain permanently.

 

All of the above will result in blocking your domain and hosting account for life.
If you do not want to receive thousands of complaints from users and your hosting provider, then pay before June 1, 2019.
The price of your peace of mind is 0.5 BTC.
Otherwise, I will send your site through tens of millions of sites that will lead to the blocking of your site for life and you will lose everything and your reputation as well.
But get a reputation as a malicious spammer.

 

My bitcoin wallet: 19ckouUP2E22aJR5BPFdf7jP2oNXR3bezL

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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, be sure to 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.

About the author:

Tomas Meskauskas

Tomas Meskauskas - expert security researcher, professional malware analyst.

I am passionate about computer security and technology. I have an experience of over 10 years working in various companies related to computer technical issue solving and Internet security. I have been working as an author and editor for pcrisk.com since 2010. Follow me on Twitter and LinkedIn to stay informed about the latest online security threats. Contact Tomas Meskauskas.

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