Someone trying to ransom me with an actual but outdated password. Should I be concerned?

Someone trying to ransom me with an actual but outdated password. Should I be concerned?


The content was posted by 0samacare on 2021-10-06 08:34:54 via reddit

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6 Comments

  1. No you should not. Ignore, block, move on

  2. No, I often get these with an old ebay password (ebay were hacked about 8 years ago). They hope you use the same password for your emails, to make it seem real.

    But its 100% fake.

  3. Remember – wouldn’t they be more convincing if they could show you an actual example of the photos they claim to have, instead of an outdated password?

    Just a !blackmail spam, like the others said it’s from an old leak.

  4. pkpearson says:

    They’re leveraging some old password breach to try to panic you into thinking they have something they don’t have.

  5. SeatEqual says:

    Just one precaution. If your current passwords are in any way a variation of the old, compromised password then change them just to prevent anyone having a head start on attacking you.

  6. SeatEqual says:

    Up to you but every cyber security training I have ever taken said not to use any word(s) that can be found in the dictionary.

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