Bitcoin Phishing: The n1ghtm4r3 Emails

The story of how a scumbag named n1ghtm4r3 polluted our inbox with Bitcoin Phishing emails.

Let’s have a little fun today and talk about some Bitcoin phishing emails that have been showing up in our inbox lately. They’re from a “hacker” who goes by the alias “n1ghtm4r3.”

Before we get started, I need to warn you that there’s going to be some naughty language in this article. I didn’t use it, n1ghtm4r3 did. Not that I don’t use it. Just rarely on here.

Anyway, over the course of the last… six months or so? This n1ghtm4r3 fellow has been emailing various addresses at our company. He is attempting, albeit poorly, to blackmail us into sending him Bitcoin. He’s Bitcoin phishing.

Obviously, we write about phishing quite a lot. In fact, we’ve written an entire eBook about it. That’s why these Bitcoin phishing attempts are amusing to us. But to others? Maybe not so much. A quick Google search for n1ghtm4r3 turns up dozens of articles related to his specific scam.

So, in the interest of public safety (and because it seemed like a fun thing to write about), today we’re going to cover these n1ghtm4r3 emails, Bitcoin phishing, and what you should do if one of these gems ends up in your inbox.

Let’s hash it out.

The story of the n1ghtm4r3 Bitcoin Phishing emails

Let’s start with n1ghtm4r3, and then we’ll zoom out a bit. Because this isn’t anything new.

Last Wednesday, August 28th, one of our distribution list accounts, [email protected], received this absolute gem of a Bitcoin phishing email.

I had to zoom out to 75% and still couldn’t get all of this windbag’s message to fit on the screen. So here it is in its entirety:

Subject: I know you are a pedophile ..

Yeah. I know you are a pedophile.
Actually I know way more about you than you think.
 
I am a computer scientist (internet security specialist) with affiliation with the Anonymous group.
 
Few months ago you downloaded an application.
That application had a special code implanted purposely.
Since the moment you installed it, your device started to act like a Remote Desktop I was able to access anytime.
 
The program allowed me to access your desktop, your camera(s), your files, passwords and contact lists. I also know where you live and where you work..
 
I was observing you for quite some time and what I have collected here is overwhelming.
I know about your sexual preferences and your interest in young bodies.
 
I have secured 4 video files clearly showing how you mɑsturbate (captured from your camera) to young teenagers (captured from your internet browser).
Glued together is a pretty overwhelming evidence that you are a pedophile.
 
The timestamps on the video files indicate the exact time you have been mɑsturbating to teenagers:
Retention_thesslstore_com_1564319884.mp4 (83.2 MB)
Retention_thesslstore_com_1566175291.mp4 (100.4 MB)
Retention_thesslstore_com_1565689335.mp4 (19.8 MB)
Retention_thesslstore_com_1565578231.mp4 (66.5 MB)
 
I am not here to judge the morality of your sexual preferences, I am here to make money. Because I know you are a wealthy person and that you do care about your reputation, I am willing to gίve you a chance to atone and I will leave you alone.
 
You do know what Bitcoin is, right ?
 
You must fund a special address with 5.000 GBP in Bitcoin, otherwise, I am going to seƞd those video files to your family members, friends and your work buddies.
 
I know it may be time consuming to buy 5.000 GBP in Bitcoin, so I will gίve you exɑctly one week. Search on google ‘how to buy Bitcoin’ and seƞd it to me.
Enough is enough. I have seen enough..
 
If you do not Ѕeƞd the Bitcoins in one week, I will also Ѕeƞd those video recordings to your local police office. Your life will be ruined, trust me. Ƭrɑnsfer details are below..
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Ѕeƞd exɑctly:
0.6328047 BTC
 
to my Bitcoin address:
 
34cR8d2CzERUu8qAZVt78tNnT39AtGM1YT
 
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1 BTC is worth 7.922 GBP right now, so Ѕeƞd exɑctly: 0.6328047 BTC.
Make sure the amounț and address is copied correctly – this way I will know the trɑnsfer is coming from you.
 
As soon as you seƞd Bitcoins, I will remove the videos from my drive and remove the software allowing me to access your device.
 
If you do not cooperate, I will start seƞding out those videos to people you care about.
Not excluded that after seƞding to one person, I will ask 10x more from you. I can make you suffer, trust me.
 
Don’t even think about going to police. If you try, I will immediately know it and I will Ѕeƞd them your mɑsturbation videos, pedo.
 
5.000 GBP is a fair price for my Ѕileƞce don’t you think?
 
You have only one week & better act fast.
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Ѕeƞd exɑctly:
0.6328047 BTC
 
to my Bitcoin address:
 
34cR8d2CzERUu8qAZVt78tNnT39AtGM1YT
 
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