Recently several BT customers received the ransomware email below. Cyber scams such as this are a real crime. The FBI does not support paying a ransom to the adversary. Paying a ransom does not guarantee the victim will regain access to their data; in fact, some individuals or organizations are never provided with decryption keys after paying a ransom. For more information about ransomware, visit https://www.ic3.gov/media/2016/160915.aspx

The FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center asks that you file a formal complaint to help them track the criminals behind these scams. www.ic3.gov

Burlington Telecom recommends changing your email password. To create a strong password, make it 8-12 characters long, using numbers and special characters. You can do this here. Also consider using whatever anti-virus software you have installed on your computers to run a malware scan and/or bring your device to a computer repair business to have it checked. If you or others have questions or concerns, please call Burlington Telecom at (802) 540-0007.

I’m a hacker who cracked your email and device a few months ago.
You entered a password on one of the sites you visited, and I intercepted it.
This is your password from ______________ on moment of
hack: _____
Of course you can will change it, or already changed it.
But it doesn’t matter, my malware updated it every time.
Do not try to contact me or find me, it is impossible, since I sent you an email from your account.
Through your email, I uploaded malicious code to your Operation System.
I saved all of your contacts with friends, colleagues, relatives and a complete history of visits to the Internet resources. Also I installed a Trojan on your device and long tome spying for you. You are not my only victim, I usually lock computers and ask for a ransom.
But I was struck by the sites of intimate content that you often visit. I am in shock of your fantasies! I’ve never seen anything like this! So, when you had fun on piquant sites (you know what I mean!) I made screenshot with using my program from your camera of yours device. After that, I combined them to the content of the currently viewed site. There will be laughter when I send these photos to your contacts!
BUT I’m sure you don’t want it. Therefore, I expect payment from you for my silence.
I think $834 is an acceptable price for it! Pay with Bitcoin.
My BTC wallet: 1YnYAxprVrTo1WzPPzMo86ste5Ssp4xsy
If you do not know how to do this – enter into Google “how to transfer money to a bitcoin wallet”. It is not difficult. After receiving the specified amount, all your data will be immediately destroyed automatically. My virus will also remove itself from your operating system.
My Trojan have auto alert, after this email is read, I will be know it!
I give you 2 days (48 hours) to make a payment.
If this does not happen – all your contacts will get crazy shots from your dark secret life!
And so that you do not obstruct, your device will be blocked (also after
48 hours)
Do not be silly!
Police or friends won’t help you for sure …
p.s. I can give you advice for the future. Do not enter your passwords on unsafe sites.
I hope for your prudence.

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