The hacker said they have access to my contacts, social media, and that they've also installed a keylogger onto my system. They want money.
The Gmail email header says:
Similar messages were used to steal people's personal information. Moreover,Gmail could not verify that this message actually came from firstname.lastname@example.org. Avoid clicking links, downloading attachments, or replying with personal information.
This is what the security on Gmail says:
security: vodafone-ip.de did not encrypt this message Learn more
The hacker also stated one of my older passwords, and it is right. But I changed that password almost an year ago.
I try to keep all my passwords different, and just changed my Google password. How is this possible? If it is needed, I can post the full message
Edit: the email also says that they have installed a Trojan keylogger to my computer (mac). Should I be worried? I was thinking of factory resetting it just to be safe.
- I used MalwareBytes as suggested, and it deleted some files such as
ssinfo.plist(if I'm remembering correctly). I have no idea what these are.
- I read the email once again, and this is a line from it: "I studied your love life and created a good video series." Thing is, I don't have a love life, so it's probably a scam.