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I received an email from some jerk trying to blackmail me for bitcoins yesterday with my own address as sender.

Nothing really serious - just a personalized, scripted mass scam mail and usually nothing i would give a second thought.

 

The reason i am posting this here is:

I have very good reason to suspect he got my email address from bolter & chainsword.

The reason is simple: the personalized information the guy used included a combination of username and email address i am using only here.

 

So chances are good that somebody broke in the B&C user database and stole profile data -  it would surprise me if i were the only one receiving that junk.


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Yeah, I had a similar email a few weeks ago using a password I'd used on here about a year or so ago. I didn't think anything of it until you made this post.

 

I'm guessing the blackmail was relating to porn or something to that effect? That's pretty much what I got, just with the threat of pictures of me taken through my webcam or somesuch. (I don't have a webcam).


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Huh, do you remember who send you the mail? I'm using my trash address here so it's kinda hard to check whether I got the same or not. :D


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If my posts appear rude to you, I apologize. It's not meant to be rude in any way, it's just the way folks are in my country. It's really more about being direct than being rude. I know how it's perceived in the english speaking community and I already try to tone it down but I barely notice when it's too much since it's normal for me.


So yeah, I'm really not rude it's basically just cultural differences that act against me here. Again, I apologize.

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If anyone else received a similar email and suspects access to the information may have come through the B&C, please post a reply here. The admins will do some exploration. You may receive an email from us, depending on what we discover. We'll post public updates as our investigation progresses and once it is (hopefully) resolved.

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Huh, do you remember who send you the mail? I'm using my trash address here so it's kinda hard to check whether I got the same or not. :D

In my case, the E-Mail was sent from my own address - which is not overly difficult to do.
What Isinfier described was very similar to the mail i received.
In the meantime i found out that the german federal police is aware of a package of personal informations circling around and used for criminal purposes and that contains my email address.
I have informed them about the suspected source of my data- so it may be that Brother Tyler or Kurgan are asked for assistance there. Chances are quite bad - but maybe there can be extracted some trace that helps in finding at least the data thieves.
That blackmailer most likely has just bought a few thousand addresses that are pumped through a script.
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Yeah, I got that one, too. Changed my PW, just to be safe.



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Is this a phpbb board? If it is I know that someone did a backdoor access to another forum using it over the Christmas period and stole data then started doing the same.

 

It may be prudent if that is the case that we have a mass password reset I guess. I'll sort mine out now.

 

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It's a general mass scam attempt, there are reports of the same pattern at RPGnet Forums.


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Yeah I got this too but it was part of the Nexusmods breach.



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Doesn't look like I got anything. At least I couldn't find anything between all the spam mails I get on that mail account and without knowing who might have send it I can't really do a search for it. ^^


Disclaimer:

If my posts appear rude to you, I apologize. It's not meant to be rude in any way, it's just the way folks are in my country. It's really more about being direct than being rude. I know how it's perceived in the english speaking community and I already try to tone it down but I barely notice when it's too much since it's normal for me.


So yeah, I'm really not rude it's basically just cultural differences that act against me here. Again, I apologize.

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I got it too. The email is pretty hilarious.

Lеt's sum up thе results- we hаve vid with yоu сaressing уour bоdу; contаct list with уоur matеs, mоvie which уou wаtchеd оn the соmputеr.

If yоu wаnt to avoid the shаmе yоu must send us 370 unitеd states dollars with btс сrуptoсurrency.

Think better- bесomе pоpulаr or pаy littlе bit to sаfe your sociаl status.
Cops сant hеlp. We use bot network, аlso wе dо not live in уоur сountry. You cаnt find mу ip in а hеаder of this messаge.
Fоr sоmе questiоns just reply.
Dont bе fullish.


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sfPanzer

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Yeah I scanned all my mails manually now. I really didn't get any of those. Maybe the leak is somewhere else and not with BnC or they didn't get all the user data.


Disclaimer:

If my posts appear rude to you, I apologize. It's not meant to be rude in any way, it's just the way folks are in my country. It's really more about being direct than being rude. I know how it's perceived in the english speaking community and I already try to tone it down but I barely notice when it's too much since it's normal for me.


So yeah, I'm really not rude it's basically just cultural differences that act against me here. Again, I apologize.

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I got it too. The email is pretty hilarious.
 

Lеt's sum up thе results- we hаve vid with yоu сaressing уour bоdу; 

 

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I shouldnt laugh but I couldnt resist


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I got a similar email. They very thoughtfully tell me how to learn more about buying bitcoins.

 

Well, I think $631 (USD dollars) is a fair price for our little secret.
You will make a bitcoin payment (if you don't know, look for "how to buy bitcoins" on Google).

 

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So yeah, long story short.

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I always wanted to be popular


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Guys, if you get your videos, we should totally share them with each other. For science, of course.
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I got it too. The email is pretty hilarious.
 

Lеt's sum up thе results- we hаve vid with yоu сaressing уour bоdу; 

 

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I shouldnt laugh but I couldnt resist

 

 

Stop being so fullish!

 

Seriously, eat slightly less. Or things might escalate from fullish to completely full. Then you'll regret not paying those bitcoins.


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i am sure that at least my address in the breach comes from B&C.

 

As for why some get it and some not:

By now i have found out that the data theft likely occured in 2017 or before and was added to a REALLY large the user data collection. So for newer accounts: lucky you :-)

And while the content of that scam campaign is always more or less the same, it is not completely generic. For example, i have received the email in (bad) german. So, either the location or the TLD of the address played a role here (my address has a german TLD).


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My account is registered to an email account I haven't used in over half a decade. Is it prudent to change that quite soonish in case we end up doing a mass password reset.
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My account is registered to an email account I haven't used in over half a decade. Is it prudent to change that quite soonish in case we end up doing a mass password reset.

 

Yes


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Got the same one and the password it quoted was one I pretty much just use here.

On the flip side I guess they think I'm a bigger spender as the amount they were asking for was USD 886. Oddly specific.

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On the 11/12/2018 I got more or less the same email, translated in my language, but on one of the email addresses that I use at work, so it has nothing to with the B&C


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I have had three of these over the past month. They had my B&C password too.

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I have had three of these over the past month. They had my B&C password too.

 

They had your password? Not your email?


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Both - similar to what others have experienced above. Apparently through a keylogger on one of my devices. They had my email address - which they have pretended to use - and on the third email I received, they quoted my B&C password (this is the one that grabbed my attention).

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