I got an email from a hacker stating that they had taken control of my computer and webcam and had recorded my wife in her underwear. Hacker says i must pay bitcoin or they will make my life a living hell. What should i do? Please help.
There is no way to confirm whether they have the data or not.
You can take below steps to protect your identity :
1) Contact your local cyber crime department immediately.
2) Report the email as spam/ phishing to your email provider :
Google : https://support.google.com/mail/answer/8253?hl=en
Yahoo : https://io.help.yahoo.com/contact/index?page=home&locale=en_US&y=PROD_MAIL_ML
Microsoft/ Outlook/ Hotmail : https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/how-to-deal-with-phishing-in-outlook-com-0d882ea5-eedc-4bed-aebc-079ffa1105a3#:~:text=Report%20a%20message%20as%20phishing,to%20report%20the%20message%20sender.
3) Help from bitdefender products :
Enable webcam protection : https://www.bitdefender.com/consumer/support/answer/2028/
Enable microphone protection : https://www.bitdefender.com/consumer/support/answer/28559/
4) For further assistance contact bitdefender support at [email protected]
(Bitdefender beta tester 2019/ 2020)
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