'My Trojan Captured All Your Private Information Email' Scam

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'My Trojan Captured All Your Private Information Email' Scam is an old spam email campaign that is designed to trick gullible users into doing whatever the schemers want them to do. The good news is that your computer is not infected if you receive this spam email. The bad news is that such spam campaigns are very good at steering unsuspecting users into the direction they want. Although there usually isn’t anything to remove when you want to get rid of 'My Trojan Captured All Your Private Information Email' Scam, you should still employ the basic cybersecurity measures.

Our research suggests that 'My Trojan Captured All Your Private Information Email' Scam is very similar to other spam email campaigns that we have discussed before as the “Hacker who cracked your email and device Scam” and “I’m a programmer who cracked your email account Scam.” These emails tend to come with urgent messages, bullying users into either paying something, or visiting certain websites. However, the bottom line is always the same: spam email distributors want to make some money, and they extort unsuspecting users for that.

It is also very likely that 'My Trojan Captured All Your Private Information Email' Scam is part of a bigger sextortion scam. When you receive this spam email, you see a message that says your computer has been hacked, and that the trespasser has your online activity logs. It says the hacker knows you have been visiting adult content websites, and they say you have to pay a particular sum of money so that your online activity logs don’t go public. Here’s what the spam email has to say:

Hello, my prey.

I write you since I put a virus on the web site with porn which you have viewed.
My Trojan captured all your private information and switched on your web cam which captured the process of your masturbation. Just after that the Trojan saved your contact list.
I will erase the compromising video records and information if you pay me 600 EURO in bitcoin.

Now, if the attacked user has never engaged in similar activities, it is easy to see that 'My Trojan Captured All Your Private Information Email' Scam is a fake message designed to push the user into spending their money for nothing. However, if the user has been involved in similar activities, they might feel scared and vulnerable. What’s more, they might panic, and panic often leads to bad decisions. One of those bad decisions would be actually paying the money.

Please note that the scammers who send out 'My Trojan Captured All Your Private Information Email' Scam DO NOT have your private information. They probably just got your email off the darknet, when it was leaked through some data breach. Data breaches occur a lot more often than we would like that, and thus it is always a good idea to renew your passwords across your different accounts. Also, spam email tends to get filtered straight into the Junk folder, and there’s no need to check that one (unless you’re looking for some missing message).

The bottom line here is that 'My Trojan Captured All Your Private Information Email' Scam is not a malicious infection. You can simply remove the email and go back to your usual routine. However, if you feel that there might be potential threats on-board, you can always run a full system scan with the SpyHunter free scanner. You might also want to refresh your cybersecurity knowledge so that you could avoid similar attacks in the future. The best thing to do is to not engage in any illegal activity, of course.

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