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I received the email shown below tonight. I'm 99.99% certain that it's a scam, so I'm trying hard not to panic. Here's what I want to know. Are the kind of exploits mentioned possible on a Mac protected by Norton Antivirus running on a Core router? Even if you could do such things, which I'm guessing are possible, would the combination of router and antivirus stop them? Please let me know.
Email follows (with xxxxxxxx being an actual password I've used):
From: Hillard Balsamo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: doughart2 - xxxxxxxx
Date: July 11, 2018 at 4:58:11 PM PDT
It seéms that, xxxxxxxx, is your password. You mày not know me and you're most likèly thinking why you'rè getting this mäil, correct?
Let mé tèll you, I actually plãcéd ã malware on thè ãdult vidéo clips (pornogrãphy) site and guess whát, you visited this site to experience fun (you know what I meãn). While you wérè watching video clips, your web browsèr initiated working as a RDP (Remoté control Dèsktop) having a kéylogger which gavé mé äccessibility to your screen and also web caméra. aftér that, my softwaré collècted ãll your contàcts from your Messénger, FB, äs well as émail.
What exactly did I do?
I mäde à doublè-screèn video. 1st pãrt shows thé video you wéré watching (you've got a fine tasté héhe), and next part shows thé rècording of your wéb càmera.
exactly what should you do?
Well, in my opinion, $2900 is a rèasonablé pricè for our littlè secret. You'll make the payment via Bitcoin (if you don't know this, sèarch "how to buy bitcoin" in Googlè).
BTC Address: 1A8Ad7VbWDqwmRY6nSHtFcTqfW2XioXNmj
(It is cAsE sensitive, so copy and paste it)
You now have onè day to maké thé paymènt. (I häve a spécific pixel within this email, and right now I know that you havé read through this mail). If I do not get the BitCoins, I will certainly sènd out your video recording to all of your contäcts including friénds ànd family, coworkers, and so on. Having sãid that, if I receive the pãyment, I will erasé the video immidiately. If you want to have proof, réply with "Yés!" ând I definitely will send out your video récording to your 5 friènds. It's a non-négotiable offér, thus please do not wastè my personál time änd yours by replying to this mail.