Warning to Customers about a new Email Scam: "Sextortion"

  • Tuesday, 13th November, 2018
  • 08:54am

HostSellers wishes to advise our Customers about a new Email scam called "Sextortion".

The Scam arrives as an extortion attempt by a supposed hacker who claims to have accessed your web cam and web browser history and has images and proof of you viewing or engaging in web porn.

What makes the extortion appear legitimate is that this supposed hacker provides proof of a password - a password that you likely once used for Email or Login years ago.

There are numerous articles about this new scam, here are two links for your reading:

PC Magazine: "Don't Fall for This Email Sextortion Scam"

The Toronto Star: "Hacker’s threat: Pay $857 in Bitcoin or your 'secret life' goes public"

This scam has already affected some of our Customers.

What can you do to protect yourself?

  • Change your passwords regularly
  • Do not use the same password on multiple accounts, emails and websites
  • Use a strong password at all times. Use a free Password Generator like this one  if you need help.


TIP: These are NOT strong passwords:

  • 123myhostsellers
  • hostsellersemail3
  • p@ssw0rd9


If you have any questions about the issues raised in this Announcement please do not hesitate to contact our Technical Support Department.

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