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To Whom Do I Report This Ransom Note?
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: February 09, 2019 09:59AM
No, I do not watch 'adult' videos.

And the camera on my iMac is blocked with a PostIt.

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Hello!

As you may have noticed, I sent you an email from your account.
This means that I have full access to your account.

I've been watching you for a few months now.
The fact is that you were infected with malware through an adult site that you visited.

If you are not familiar with this, I will explain.
Trojan Virus gives me full access and control over a computer or other device.
This means that I can see everything on your screen, turn on the camera and microphone, but you do not know about it.

I also have access to all your contacts and all your correspondence.

Why your antivirus did not detect malware?
Answer: My malware uses the driver, I update its signatures every 4 hours so that your antivirus is silent.

I made a video showing how you satisfy yourself in the left half of the screen, and in the right half you see the video that you watched.
With one click of the mouse, I can send this video to all your emails and contacts on social networks.
I can also post access to all your e-mail correspondence and messengers that you use.

If you want to prevent this,
transfer the amount of $709 to my bitcoin address (if you do not know how to do this, write to Google: "Buy Bitcoin").

My bitcoin address (BTC Wallet) is: 11wQFVQ65DdfzWXqup3JdY7prFazMbXjc

After receiving the payment, I will delete the video and you will never hear me again.
I give you 48 hours to pay.
I have a notice reading this letter, and the timer will work when you see this letter.

Filing a complaint somewhere does not make sense because this email cannot be tracked like my bitcoin address.
I do not make any mistakes.

If I find that you have shared this message with someone else, the video will be immediately distributed.

Best regards!

"My malware uses the driver." What the heck does this mean—if anything? Is there any danger that this villain actually has access to my computer and can delete files?

Advice welcome.

/Mr Lynn



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Re: To Whom Do I Report This Ransom Note?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: February 09, 2019 10:08AM
It's most likely a page you visited had scripting link to that page that popped up.

Do a full shutdown of the computer (leave it off for 30 seconds), restart and see if it comes back.



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Re: To Whom Do I Report This Ransom Note?
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: February 09, 2019 10:12AM
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Filliam H. Muffman
It's most likely a page you visited had scripting link to that page that popped up.

Do a full shutdown of the computer (leave it off for 30 seconds), restart and see if it comes back.

It wasn't "a page that popped up." It's an email sent from my account to my account.

/Mr Lynn
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Re: To Whom Do I Report This Ransom Note?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 09, 2019 10:18AM
....they probably 'spoofed' your email address so it looks like it came from it but it didn't.....



.....as you stated you don't visit adult sites and the camera on your computer is blocked.....therefore, what is said in the email can't be true.......it is spam......



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Re: To Whom Do I Report This Ransom Note?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: February 09, 2019 10:19AM
That's a need more info. What email service is it? Have you ever read through email headers? Do the headers show it came from your service?

First thing would be to log in and change the password and log out. Then verify your secondary email got the notice of a password change (if it does that). You might want to prepare to change many other passwords.



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Re: To Whom Do I Report This Ransom Note?
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: February 09, 2019 10:25AM
FHM: I use Zoho Mail, IMAP. How do I read the email headers?

By 'secondary email' do you mean the clients on my local computers and phone?


/Mr Lynn
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Re: To Whom Do I Report This Ransom Note?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: February 09, 2019 10:41AM
scraped email addresses are so common.
[en.wikipedia.org]

once they have email, chaos rules.
I've received a couple.
There isn't an agency that is concerned.
They're too busy with their own issues.

Change passwords often. Use a generator. Enpass is good at this and free.

Maybe one of these secure providers might help.
[blog.fastestvpn.com]



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Re: To Whom Do I Report This Ransom Note?
Posted by: Michael
Date: February 09, 2019 10:43AM
It's a scam: [www.myantispyware.com]

You might follow the advice they give halfway down the page.
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Re: To Whom Do I Report This Ransom Note?
Posted by: bik
Date: February 09, 2019 10:45AM
I've gotten almost exactly the same email for months. It goes straight to spam and I only see it weeks later when checking spam file for other missed emails. I've suffered no consequences.

There is a version of this email, either from the same people, or they hired the same copywriter (lol), that actually includes an accurate password of mine. But, it's an old "nonsecure" password from an old web site.

So...
#1, it's a bluff. It's a spam email seeing who will bite.
#2, in my case, they obviously had access to a password I used on a site that got hacked.

I'm sure both the email address and the password for that site are on a list that's been sold to a million scumbags. But, they claim "I have control of your email account. Here's the password. See?"

But the password is only for that one web site, not for my email. So...

They are just telling a story and seeing who will believe.

Even though they don't include many specifics, and the specifics they do include (my password) are sometimes wrong, there are some people out there for whom the story fits. And those people might just panic and pay, depending on whether they have more brains or money.
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Re: To Whom Do I Report This Ransom Note?
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: February 09, 2019 11:02AM
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Fritz -
Change passwords often. Use a generator. Enpass is good at this and free.
.this
I too recommend Enpass, an excellent product imho.

I also use PIA (VPN) & LittleSnitch. If I'm visiting an unknown site or certain 'news' sites I'll use private browsing too. It's not a bad idea to prune your cookies every so often, deleting those you're sure really don't matter.
just my 2¢



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Re: To Whom Do I Report This Ransom Note?
Posted by: GGD
Date: February 09, 2019 11:10AM
Treat it as you do any other spam, the only thing they know about you is your email address. It seems to be the modern replacement for the Nigerian money transfer scams except much less labor intensive, they just send them out and some untraceable money comes in from those who fall for it.

I've received them for an email address that only appears as a contact email on my website, and has never been used to send an email or for any online activity. Random email addresses at a domain I purchased also get them, and so does the email address of a relative that passed away 3 1/2 years ago.

No followup emails ever show up after the time limit expires.

Trash it and move on with your day.
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Re: To Whom Do I Report This Ransom Note?
Posted by: Fred_Also
Date: February 09, 2019 11:11AM
I get these too. I’m pretty sure they got the password when yahoo gave up 3 million or so passwords it did make me more password aware, I changed a bunch. I also recommend Enpass.

Fred
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Re: To Whom Do I Report This Ransom Note?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: February 09, 2019 11:14AM
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MrNoBody
I also use PIA (VPN) & LittleSnitch.

I use PIA as well, for anything that could use a little extra security.
banks, plastic $, my local liberry.



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Television is a medium because it is neither rare nor well done.
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Re: To Whom Do I Report This Ransom Note?
Posted by: wurm
Date: February 09, 2019 11:29AM
Yeah, it's a not-too-oldie but goodie.

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Re: To Whom Do I Report This Ransom Note?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: February 09, 2019 11:32AM
If you couldn't get into your Zoho email account because hackers changed the password, what is your secondary email account on record for that service where you would receive a notice that your password had been changed?

What client do you use to log in to the Zoho account? Is it Apple Mail?

- Change Viewing preferences in Mail on Mac
support.apple.com/guide/mail/change-viewing-preferences-cpmlprefview/mac

Make sure to select the OS version for your current email client.



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Re: To Whom Do I Report This Ransom Note?
Posted by: GGD
Date: February 09, 2019 11:35AM
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Fred_Also
I get these too. I’m pretty sure they got the password when yahoo gave up 3 million or so passwords it did make me more password aware, I changed a bunch. I also recommend Enpass.

Fred

I think the early versions of this scam did use lists of stolen email/passwords from large breaches, and included that password in the email to make the threat look more credible, but then it looked like more scammers got involved and didn't bother with that extra level of credibility.

And if you do a search on that bitcoin string you'll find other identical threat emails, so even if it were real, they may have no way of knowing which person paid them.

[scamwarners.com]
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Re: To Whom Do I Report This Ransom Note?
Posted by: modelamac
Date: February 09, 2019 11:42AM
Re-read his post. It is an email, not a webpage.


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Filliam H. Muffman
It's most likely a page you visited had scripting link to that page that popped up.

Do a full shutdown of the computer (leave it off for 30 seconds), restart and see if it comes back.



Mr. Curmudgeon, on several OSes and an ego trip.
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Re: To Whom Do I Report This Ransom Note?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: February 09, 2019 11:44AM
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modelamac
Re-read his post. It is an email, not a webpage.
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Filliam H. Muffman
It's most likely a page you visited had scripting link to that page that popped up.
Do a full shutdown of the computer (leave it off for 30 seconds), restart and see if it comes back.

Yeah, already past that point. Read my replies.



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Re: To Whom Do I Report This Ransom Note?
Posted by: Winston
Date: February 09, 2019 12:06PM
What email program are you using? I've got a spam filter called SpamSieve that works with my email program. It periodically updates its database of known spam, and those things go straight to the trash. It also allows you to mark spam and it learns from that. It works with many email programs, including Apple's Mail. The two main newer programs that don't yet have support are Newton and Spark.

If you are using IMAP, then SpamSieve running on a Mac will also help remove spam from an iPhone or iPad, as it's actions feed back to the IMAP server.

I find SpamSieve better than, for example, tightening Gmail's controls, as I don't lose things that are supposed to come through but still get flagged.

The other nice thing about SpamSieve is that it works well "out of the box", but can be customized if you want. I don't use SpamSieve's filters, as my email program has good filtering (which works with SpamSieve). But you can set up all sorts of rules for how different types of mail is handled.

And, it smartly opens itself when you open your email program, then operates in the background. Other than periodic application updates, it's pretty much set and forget.

SpamSieve


Good luck.

- Winston



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Re: To Whom Do I Report This Ransom Note?
Posted by: jdc
Date: February 09, 2019 12:58PM
beware spam smiley

10 out of 10 MRF surveyed: delete and move on with your life. Theres no need to change passwords, or run malware or anything else. Its just a random spam email. Harmless.

And postit over your camera is cute, but just a waste of a good postit. No green light on, no camera on.



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Re: To Whom Do I Report This Ransom Note?
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: February 09, 2019 01:08PM
Yes, this has become a common type of spam as of late. They're just spoofing you're email address. They don't have any real information on you. Don't even reply. For them it's easy to do. Just send out a bulk email to millions of addresses. Statistically they know a small percentage will bite (which over the course of millions of emails sent out, will still mean a significant chunk of change...and all they had to do was hit "send" from their email app).
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Re: To Whom Do I Report This Ransom Note?
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: February 09, 2019 01:30PM
I’ve gotten a couple of these. It’s been circulating for a while.

I have to admire the work ethic of a blackmailer who updates my malware every four hours for weeks or months before contacting me.



My life goes smoothly and in regular intervals
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Re: To Whom Do I Report This Ransom Note?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: February 09, 2019 01:38PM
I have several coworkers that have gotten those.
Random Spam. Just delete and move on.

Now, ONE of those coworkers... Well, if there was "embarrassing video" of her... Yowza... it would be worth a fortune!



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Re: To Whom Do I Report This Ransom Note?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: February 09, 2019 01:38PM
Here's one of these spam emails I got a number of years ago. Note that they were able to spoof someone's email addy. I seriously doubt that someone would use their work email addy from a genuine school district. :-)


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Re: To Whom Do I Report This Ransom Note?
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: February 09, 2019 02:02PM
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Paul F.
...Now, ONE of those coworkers... Well, if there was "embarrassing video" of her... Yowza... it would be worth a fortune!
this_thread_is_useless_without_pics

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Re: To Whom Do I Report This Ransom Note?
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: February 09, 2019 04:24PM
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Filliam H. Muffman
If you couldn't get into your Zoho email account because hackers changed the password, what is your secondary email account on record for that service where you would receive a notice that your password had been changed?

I don't recall giving them a secondary account. I have two accounts with them.

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What client do you use to log in to the Zoho account? Is it Apple Mail?

Apple Mail. On three Macs and one iPhone.

Quote

- Change Viewing preferences in Mail on Mac
support.apple.com/guide/mail/change-viewing-preferences-cpmlprefview/mac

Make sure to select the OS version for your current email client.

I'm on Sierra; options are High Sierra and Mojave.

The only option they mention to add in Headers is 'Return-Path', which I did add.

The ransom-spam has my account address in both the Sender and Return-Path fields. That worries me. How the dickens can a spoofer send thousands of emails with the recipient addresses in all fields?

Does he really have access to my Zoho Mail accounts? Folks here say not to worry about changing the Zoho password(s). True?

Interestingly, when I view that email on the Zoho web site, the text of that ransom-spam is blank. What's with that?

/Mr Lynn
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I'd start with a Quinn Martin production.
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: February 09, 2019 04:30PM





When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men
except by believing all possible evil
of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

Perfection is the enemy of progress. -Winston Churchill

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

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Re: I'd start with a Quinn Martin production.
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: February 09, 2019 04:51PM
RAMd®d : ???

/Mr Lynn
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Re: I'd start with a Quinn Martin production.
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: February 09, 2019 05:34PM
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mrlynn
RAMd®d : ???

/Mr Lynn

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Re: I'd start with a Quinn Martin production.
Posted by: Winston
Date: February 09, 2019 05:36PM
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mrlynn
RAMd®d : ???

/Mr Lynn

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Re: I'd start with a Quinn Martin production.
Posted by: Winston
Date: February 09, 2019 05:40PM
(cue dramatic music)

(deep voiced, over emphasized narrator)
"The names have been changed to protect the innocent . . . "



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Re: To Whom Do I Report This Ransom Note?
Posted by: Winston
Date: February 09, 2019 05:46PM
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mrlynn
Interestingly, when I view that email on the Zoho web site, the text of that ransom-spam is blank. What's with that?

/Mr Lynn

Could be true if the text is actually an image. Can you select parts of the text when you see it in your email program? If not, it's likely an image.

You may have an email setting that prevents images from downloading unless you specifically ask for it.


Good luck.

- Winston



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Re: To Whom Do I Report This Ransom Note?
Posted by: Winston
Date: February 09, 2019 06:01PM
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mrlynn
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What client do you use to log in to the Zoho account? Is it Apple Mail?

Apple Mail. On three Macs and one iPhone.

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- Change Viewing preferences in Mail on Mac
support.apple.com/guide/mail/change-viewing-preferences-cpmlprefview/mac

Make sure to select the OS version for your current email client.

I'm on Sierra; options are High Sierra and Mojave.

The only option they mention to add in Headers is 'Return-Path', which I did add.

The ransom-spam has my account address in both the Sender and Return-Path fields. That worries me. How the dickens can a spoofer send thousands of emails with the recipient addresses in all fields?
/Mr Lynn

I'm on El Capitan. For that, in Mail:
- open the message in question
- under the "View" menu, go to "Message" and select "All Headers". This will open the headers at the top of the message.
- scroll down the (dense) list of head info and look for "Message-Id:"
Look for the domain listed in (what's after the "@" symbol in the "sentence" that starts with Message-ID:
- do the same for the last line that starts with "Received".

I think this will show you were the email originated. Bet it's not your email address.

Here's an example of why things like this are allowed: I got an email from our neighborhood security association, which shows as coming from the head of the security association, but it was actually sent out by Constant Contact, a company that helps people "broadcast" a message to many addresses.


Good luck.

- Winston



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Re: To Whom Do I Report This Ransom Note?
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: February 09, 2019 06:34PM
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Winston

I'm on El Capitan. For that, in Mail:
- open the message in question
- under the "View" menu, go to "Message" and select "All Headers". This will open the headers at the top of the message.
- scroll down the (dense) list of head info and look for "Message-Id:"
Look for the domain listed in (what's after the "@" symbol in the "sentence" that starts with Message-ID:
- do the same for the last line that starts with "Received".

I think this will show you were the email originated. Bet it's not your email address.

Here's an example of why things like this are allowed: I got an email from our neighborhood security association, which shows as coming from the head of the security association, but it was actually sent out by Constant Contact, a company that helps people "broadcast" a message to many addresses.

Thanks, Winston. I was not aware of that nested View option for 'All Headers'.

Message ID: "Message-Id: <004c01d4c09e$0144a941$99897b82@gqxnarq>"

Received: "from dynamic-185-175-33-173.israelinternet.co.il (185.175.35.173 [185.175.35.173]) by mx.zohomail.com with SMTP id. . ." (long number, not the same as any numbers above)

Whatever that is, it's not my email address!

Of course, now that I think about it, if the message had come from my real email account, it would have shown up in the Sent folder on Zoho. And, of course, it's not there.

Re the blank text in the Zoho site: Yes, on Apple Mail I can select portions of the text. Could be a PDF, I guess, but doesn't show as an attachment in either Zoho or Mail. So that's still a puzzle.

/Mr Lynn
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Re: To Whom Do I Report This Ransom Note?
Posted by: Winston
Date: February 09, 2019 11:10PM
And, hackers often take over someone else's computer, so even the header info (if you can parse it) doesn't necessarily say anything about who was behind the message.

I'd not worry that your email was hacked.


Good luck.

- Winston



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Re: To Whom Do I Report This Ransom Note?
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: February 10, 2019 01:41PM
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jdc
beware spam smiley

10 out of 10 MRF surveyed: delete and move on with your life. Theres no need to change passwords, or run malware or anything else. Its just a random spam email. Harmless.

And postit over your camera is cute, but just a waste of a good postit. No green light on, no camera on.

That's reassuring.

Question: If someone did succeed in taking over your computer, would he be able to turn on the camera without turning on the green light?

/Mr Lynn
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Re: I'd start with a Quinn Martin production.
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: February 10, 2019 03:15PM
"The names have been changed to protect the innocent . . . "

That would be a Mark VII production.







When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men
except by believing all possible evil
of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

Perfection is the enemy of progress. -Winston Churchill

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

I *love* Sigs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: To Whom Do I Report This Ransom Note?
Posted by: what4
Date: February 10, 2019 03:22PM
Cover your webcam with a bit of opaque tape except when you are actively using it.

Then you'll know the next message is a scam.
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Re: I'd start with a Quinn Martin production.
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: February 10, 2019 04:51PM
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RAMd®d
"The names have been changed to protect the innocent . . . "

That would be a Mark VII production.
]

Coincidentally, we just watched a film from 1955 starring and directed by Jack Webb, "Pete Kelly's Blues." Basically it's Friday with a horn, as stiff as ever. The rest of the cast is good, as is the soundtrack.

/Mr Lynn
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Re: To Whom Do I Report This Ransom Note?
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: February 10, 2019 04:52PM
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what4
Cover your webcam with a bit of opaque tape except when you are actively using it.

Then you'll know the next message is a scam.

So the answer to my question (above) is yes? It is possible for an intruder to operate the camera without the green light coming on?

/Mr Lynn
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Re: To Whom Do I Report This Ransom Note?
Posted by: space-time
Date: February 10, 2019 07:53PM
Q: To Whom Do I Report This Ransom Note?
A: to me. $100 application fee. I will get back to you once the perpetrator is brought to justice.
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Re: I'd start with a Quinn Martin production.
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: February 11, 2019 01:55AM
Coincidentally, we just watched a film from 1955 starring and directed by Jack Webb, "Pete Kelly's Blues." Basically it's Friday with a horn, as stiff as ever. The rest of the cast is good, as is the soundtrack.

I really enjoyed Pete Kelly's Blues.

Ol' Jack never had much range. But that served him well in The D.I.

I never cared much for the later (1967) Dragnet with Pete Morgan. My favorite as the 1951 series when Ben Alexander (~1952) came aboard as Officer Frank Smith.

I loved all those shows- Dragnet, Lineup/San Francisco Beat, Mr. District Attorney... The list goes on and on...




When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men
except by believing all possible evil
of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

Perfection is the enemy of progress. -Winston Churchill

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

I *love* Sigs. It's Glocks I hate.




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Re: To Whom Do I Report This Ransom Note?
Posted by: Mr645
Date: February 11, 2019 05:59AM
It's just spam. I get similar e-mails at work, on Mac Minis and Mac Pros with no cameras, no microphones, just delete it
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Re: I'd start with a Quinn Martin production.
Posted by: Winston
Date: February 13, 2019 09:53AM
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"The names have been changed to protect the innocent . . . "

That would be a Mark VII production.


Thanks for the correction! Crossing my crime stories.

Found out last year that Dragnet was one of those TV shows that had transitioned from a radio show, also with Jack Webb.
[en.wikipedia.org]
"Dragnet premiered on NBC Radio in 1949 and ran till 1957. It was also picked up as a television series by NBC, which aired episodes each season from 1952 to 1959."
"Webb teamed with Universal Television to begin work on a new Dragnet series. A pilot telefilm, based on the Harvey Glatman serial killings, was produced in 1966 for NBC, with Webb's Sgt. Joe Friday joined by Harry Morgan as Officer Bill Gannon. The new Dragnet premiered as a midseason replacement series on January 12, 1967, and aired until April 16, 1970."

And, there's an indirect connection to "The F.B.I."
"In 1963, Webb took over from William T. Orr as executive producer of the ABC/Warner Bros. detective series 77 Sunset Strip. He brought about wholesale changes in the program and retained only Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., in the role of private detective Stuart Bailey."


And then there's this:
"in 1968, Webb and Johnny Carson performed a sketch on The Tonight Show that has since become known as the "Copper Clapper Caper" sketch. Webb, in character as Joe Friday, was working on the case of a robbery at a school-bell factory. Carson played the owner of the factory and victim of the theft, which consisted of each bell being relieved of its clapper (the device that makes the bell ring)."
[www.youtube.com]


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