According to the Department of Cybersecurity and High-Tech Crime Prevention and Control – Hanoi City Police:
Recently, the police have processed many sources of information about the group of people who sent a series of spam emails containing the content to the email inboxes of individuals, businesses and organizations in Synthetic Team: The threat is in control Taken over the victim’s computer and demanding a ransom in Bitcoin or otherwise disseminating the information on the Internet.
For the time being, the police have determined the tricks and criminal acts of the victims as follows: Using email spoofing technology, the victims sent emails to the victim (the information on the email address matches the email-only address). Reception of the victim) with the warning that the victim’s computer was hijacked by the hacker and that the hacker is collecting sensitive image information in the computer and is secretly filmed through the computer’s camera. .
The subject asks the victim to transfer an amount in Bitcoin equal to VND 25,000,000 to the wallet address 114Ht6fQ25w4y5Mtc2QT8tLgGCa6rcvQnE requested by the subject, otherwise it will share the information on the network.
The hacker’s wallet address defrauded more than 0.1 BTC worth VND 85 million | Source: Blockchain.com
Fear of harming work, honor, and prestige, many victims have sent money to the above addresses.
The government information Facebook page is warning people
Commenting that the above-mentioned mass emailing has psychological effects and directly harms people, companies and organizations in Synthetic Team and violates Decree No. 91/2020 / ND-CP of August 14, 2020 on anti-spam Violate messages, spam emails, spam calls; Violation of Article 290 – Criminal Code, Department of Cyber Security and Crime Prevention and Control with the Help of High Technology – City Police. Hanoi has advised people to be careful about receiving emails from strange email addresses or emails labeled “Spam – Spam”.
Most of the extortion emails are some form of scam, people shouldn’t compromise to make it easier for the subjects to behave.
When the respondent provides his or her information, it is necessary to check the authenticity of the information provided by the subject.
At the same time, when the property requests a transfer of any form, people must verify the information related to the account, with the e-wallet receiving money using tools available on the internet, such as: bitcoinabuse.com, scamvn.com. If similar acts are discovered, a report to the police station is required.
Currently municipal police. Hanoi is actively coordinating with functional departments of the city, network service management units such as the Synthetic Team Internet Center, server and domain name service providers, etc. to strengthen and prevent measures to manage IP addresses and prevent the regular spam emails at home and abroad, while distributing and sending warnings about tricks and behavior to the email addresses of individuals, companies and organizations in Synthetic Team.
According to Hanoii Police