Created: January 14, 2023

I’m having a prob with malware, it’s a trojan and it want smoney

Last Edit: January 14, 2023
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Daniel Moore
Daniel Moore Tech Expert & Writer
Hello, thank you for using Howly. I’ll be happy to help you out! May I ask your name?
Customer Reply
*****
Daniel Moore
Daniel Moore Tech Expert & Writer
Nice to meet you, *****!
What do you see on the screen, and where did that malware appear?
Customer Reply
i just got an email saying some implanted trojan malware. they had my old password for a few years ago and they're demanding a ransom,
Daniel Moore
Daniel Moore Tech Expert & Writer
Could you please send me a copy of that letter?
To help@howly.com
Customer Reply
ok done - i sent it from a different email bc it says that they're monitoring this one
Daniel Moore
Daniel Moore Tech Expert & Writer
Ok, thanks
From what email address did you send it?
Customer Reply
*****@icloud.com
Daniel Moore
Daniel Moore Tech Expert & Writer
Got it
*****, no need to worry. That's a scam. Just add the sender to spam.
A lot of people get this email.
Customer Reply
but how do they know my old password?
Daniel Moore
Daniel Moore Tech Expert & Writer
Your old password is very simple ( they could use some brute-force software to find it). Just change it to a strong one.
Customer Reply
already done quite some time ago
Daniel Moore
Daniel Moore Tech Expert & Writer
I recommend it to have 8-10 digits with 1 capital letter and 2 symbols ( like # or $ )
Customer Reply
ok so you're saying change it again?
Daniel Moore
Daniel Moore Tech Expert & Writer
Yes, please.
Even if the scammer got your old password - that's only what he got. No access to your computer and camera.
Customer Reply
yes, I'm actually nor worried about the camera thing - if he hacked it he'd find really boring stuff like pictures of my cats etc :-)
Daniel Moore
Daniel Moore Tech Expert & Writer
😊
Customer Reply
anyhow - thanks so much! Over and out for me!
Daniel Moore
Daniel Moore Tech Expert & Writer
You are welcome!

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