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"This is the last warning": Cyber ​​array warns of malicious email - Walla! TECH

2021-06-16T23:51:59.762Z

Many Israelis have recently received a message claiming that their email account has been hacked - and that they should pay a ransom if they do not want their intimate content sent to their contacts. "It is recommended to change your email password and set up 2-step verification"



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"This is the last warning": The cyber array warns of a malicious email

Many Israelis have recently received a message claiming that their email account has been hacked - and that they should pay a ransom if they do not want their intimate content sent to their contacts.

"It is recommended to change your email password and set up 2-step verification"

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  • Impersonation fraud

Yinon Ben Shoshan

Monday, 14 June 2021, 19:47 Updated: 20:07

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"Your system has been hacked": The national cyber system is warning today (Monday) of a large-scale campaign, which repeats itself once a period, in which an extortion email was sent to hundreds of citizens across the country in order to make them


stressed and act quickly.



"The messages are allegedly sent from the citizen's e-mail address and are designed in the same way: the attacker claims to have hacked into the telephone or e-mail box, and even details how he did so," the cyber system explains.

"Then, he threatens the victim that he has his intimate contents, and if he does not pay, they will be distributed to his contact list. The attacker wants to transfer the payment in Bitcoin."

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"I have full access to the device. As a result, I can see your entire screen, turn on the camera and microphone and you will not even know," the statement said. "I can see your entire contact list from your phone and from all social networks."



According to the cyber system, even if the attacker has the above-mentioned content, the transfer of the extortion fee does not guarantee that he will not use it afterwards. So what can be done? Passwords for email and sensitive sites need to be changed frequently, and the same password should not be used on different sites. The



message was sent to you from your address? It may be phishing and not hacking. In this case, it is recommended to change your email password and set up 2-step verification. "If the attacker proves that he has your intimate contents, you should contact the nearest police station, which will refer you to its cyber unit," the cyber system emphasizes.



"If it is intimate content of minors, please contact the center of the Maor system (system for the prevention of violence and crime against children and youth on the Internet) at 105."

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