Crime Another loser tried to blackmail me - - -

Randy in Arizona

Senior Member
I had an email waiting for me this morning at work.
About a quarter of it was gibberish but the general gist of it was
that they had hacked my email and password, and wanted a
payoff in bitcoin or they would reveal my porn visit history.

The referred to email address is on a government contractor's network.
Sometimes I cannot access innocuous websites let alone porn.
Simple solution though, just reported it as 'suspicious' to our IT sharks
and will let them deal with it.

I'd be much more interested ocean front property over by Yuma.



Veteran Member
We got those at my old office in the general 'info' email inbox. Really sunny since that email wasn't tied to a user, or even a user account, it was just an alias to receive general inquires about our business. :)
The only hunter-killer aspect of our IT weenies that I see is a
predilection for killing productivity by 'updating' our
computers at the most inconvenient times possible!

Come in in the morning and have to cold boot your computer?
Yup, IT has struck again with an overnight update!

593 :sht:
.Gov data center, was engineer, nothing to do with the software. Noticed the IT staff did not use the latest version of anything, like (example) they used Windows 7 for several years beyond the intro of 8. Wanted to thoroughly debug, apparently. This was 10+ years ago.