SOLVED Driver based virus and windows defender


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I received n email that states I have used an email account to gain access and track your internet usage etc by installing a driver-based virus that is undetectable.

Should Windows defender find this type of virus? Is this genuine or a scam?
 
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I would assume if the threat came via email, it's most likely a scam. What exactly did the email say? Who did it come from?

As far as Defender finding it, no antivirus software is perfect.
 
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Basically, it said I have access to your email account and have started to track your internet history and, have installed a trojan virus on the operating system. My virus continually refreshes the signature (driver-based). Transfer a sum of money within 48 hours or I will send some dodgy videos to all of your contacts. It was from (e-mail address removed)
 
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That's almost certainly a scam. I don't think I'd worry too much about it. I haven't heard of that scam in quite a few years.
 
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Basically, it said I have access to your email account and have started to track your internet history and, have installed a trojan virus on the operating system. My virus continually refreshes the signature (driver-based). Transfer a sum of money within 48 hours or I will send some dodgy videos to all of your contacts. It was from (e-mail address removed)
And they told you they are going to release your wank videos, right? This is a common Bitcoin scam.... These guys are relentless.
 
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Hello, I got the exactly same email, but sender has leaked my password there, should I be worried more then IAM NOW ??
 
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If your password has been leaked then you should change it immediately. Also I recommend turning on 2-step authentication for all accounts which can use this.
 
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same thing here but there have also been some spam emails not mine and has leaked my password
 
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he has also sent the email from my own should i be worried
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Hi Madao. It is a Scam, but combined with blackmailing. - You should report it to the police because blackmailing is a criminal offense.

Also, change the passwords that are identical to the one he put in the E-mail, and where possible activate the 2-level security check ! --- IMPORTANT: shortly after receiving that mail, they began hacking my other accounts where the address was used as a login ! --- If possible, change your mail address or at least activate the 2-level security.

I reported it and they police will prosecute it. - The offender used VPN to blur his real IP, but when trying to hack my Amazon account, he did it from a mobile phone and they were able to track that one. - Everyone makes mistakes...
Don't let them get away with that sort of stuff.
Peace
 
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By the way: I guess nobody hacked you. They just purchased some datasets which were leaked on the internet.
 
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Ditto same issue faced by me today , additionally , There were many security breaches on my Accounts like : riot account ,twitch account , steam , epic games , my university mail ID and many more .... I have 2FA on for all possible sites now .. Not scared by there nonsense but still , data and passwords were leaked , it is a big deal ... Should I report it to cyber crime ?
 
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i just got this same mail i got shit scared but i think its a dataset leak as someone tried to access my spotify as well, but this does mean that you did get hacked sometime ago
 

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