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Just yesterday I posted about “sextortion” scams (link to FB post), and this morning a good example of one showed up in my spam filter. In this case, email and password information from an older account of mine was sourced from the dark web and pasted into this malicious template. This is known as a sextortion spear-phishing campaign, designed to scare the recipient into responding to the email and sending funds. If you do receive a similar email, delete it, and make sure you update your password immediately. The scary thing about these emails is they use real information (user names, email addresses, and passwords!) stolen from data breaches to trick you into sending them money. Please contact me at if you have questions about the legitimacy of an email.