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Sextortion emails demanding bitcoin

Posted: 13:56:41, Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019   Expiration: 13:56:41, Friday, Oct 11, 2019  

Another round of sextortion emails

We have gotten a few reports of a new sextortion email campaign.  These emails are a little different than last year however the English and grammar are just as bad.
In the latest round of emails the bitcoin address is contained in a password protected attachment.
Do not open the attachment and forward the email as an attachment to abuse@uwgb.edu https://uknowit.uwgb.edu/internal/89637
Read this article from ftc.gov for more information on sextortion emails.  https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2018/08/how-avoid-bitcoin-blackmail-scam

-- UW Green Bay: Travis Albrecht

Created: 14:03:59, Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 (by Travis A.)
Updated: 14:03:59, Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 (by Travis A.)