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Observations on a recently experienced ransomware scam

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  • Jan 10th, 2019 7:04 am
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Mar 13, 2004
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Aldergrove
Phils wrote:
Jan 8th, 2019 6:25 pm
This is an email my wife received today:
The name on the ermail was wrong but the from and to addresses were hers.
I have received this same email at least three times
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Aug 15, 2003
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Ottawa
How about the other way around: has anyone ever received a notification that someone on their contact list was viewing porn?
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Sep 29, 2005
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Montreal
What I did notice over the course of the past few months is that my wife would receive multiple spam emails daily that appeared to come from a friend. However, they were obvious spam.

When she received the ransom email the other day, she was addressed with that friend's name - not hers. However the from and to email addresses were my wife's address.
Phils

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