I just got an email claiming to have hacked my Comcast router, allowing access to my computer where a trojan was installed...and everything was supposedly compromised. Part of the email: "
I have very bad news for you.
09/08/2018 - on this day I hacked your OS and got full access to your account ********@juno.com
So, you can change the password, yes... But my malware intercepts it every time.
How I made it:
In the software of the router, through which you went online, was a vulnerability.
I just hacked this router and placed my malicious code on it.
When you went online, my trojan was installed on the OS of your device.
After that, I made a full dump of your disk (I have all your address book, history of
viewing sites, all files, phone numbers and addresses of all your contacts).
My first impression is that it's a complete fraud. Looking at the email header shows it to come from my address, and going to my address. But also there's evidence it originated in Brazil.
So, is there some way that Comcast can come in and remotely examine the modem or reload supposedly compromised software? The rest of this email demands ransom in bitcoins or else bad things will happen. I still doubt its authenticity, but hopefully Comcast can verify the router hasn't been compromised.
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