Phishing spam

Details of BNVL-2019-0026

What does the BNVL label mean?

BitNinja Server Security's BNVL identifiers are intended for use to identify publicly known information security vulnerabilities in publicly released software packages. This project was designed to collect and analyze attack information from the BitNinja network after cluster analyzis by the AI-powered Attack Vector Miner. More than 100 vulnerabilty types have been discovered with this project so far, so we decided to publish this platform to help keeping Linux server owners up-to-date.

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BNVL prefix + Year + Arbitrary Digits

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Name: Phishing spam

CVE ID: (Not set)

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Description:

There's a new scam going around that would terrify most people if it ever landed in their inbox. The emails are slightly different depending on who's being attacked, but they all have a few similar features: The subject line includes a password that you probably have used at some point. The sender says they have used that password to hack your computer, install malware, and record video of you through your webcam. They say they will reveal your adult-website habits and send video of you to your contacts unless you send them bitcoin, usually $1,200 or $1,600 worth. Here's one example of these scam emails, sent in the past month:

Incident volume (Last 14 days)