I have received a more than usually nasty email, of the type that demands money via Bitcoin not to encrypt my files, or alternatively that they have malware on my equipment that has used my face-facing camera to film me during a certain sex act.
This one threatens an acid attack to my eyes. (… splashing sourness in your visage. Standard order - fast, painfully, forever. Without too much fuss.)
My email address used is one I provided to Plusnet on signup to notify me of upcoming Direct Debits and such. Also used for the Community forums. It is unique to Plusnet and never provided to any other contact.
Has anyone else received this particular threat recently please? Using the email address Plusnet has, or has had. I'm wondering if the replacement billing system either has a security leak, or the old one is now unsecured.
The worrying aspect in this case, different from the others, is that if a hacker has obtained this from PlusNet's files they probably also have my address.
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Edited by RobertoS (Sat 15-Dec-18 22:50:07)