What is the issue?
A new extortion campaign is underway, wherein scammers threaten website owners that their website will be blocked for a lifetime if they do not pay 0.3 BTC.
More details on the campaign
Contents of the email
“Hey. Soon your hosting account and your domain xxx.nl will be blocked forever, and you will receive tens of thousands of negative feedback from angry people.
Here is a list of what you get if you don’t follow my requirements:
Do you want this?
If you do not want the above problems, then before June 1, 2019, you need to send me 0.3 BTC to my Bitcoin wallet: 19ckouUP2E22aJR5BPFdf7jP2oNXR3bezL
How do I do all this to get this result:
1. I will send 30 messages to 13 000 000 sites with contact forms with offensive messages with the address of your site, that is, in this situation, you and the spammer and insult people. And everyone will not care that it is not you.
2. I’ll send 300 messages to 9,000,000 email addresses and very intrusive advertisements for making money and offer a free iPhone with your website address xxx.nl and your contact details. And then send out abusive messages with the address of your site.
3. I will do aggressive spam on blogs, forums and other sites (in my database there are 35 978 370 sites and 315900 sites from which you will definitely get a huge amount of abuse) of your site xxx.nl. After such spam, the spamhouse will turn its attention on you and after several abuses your host will be forced to block your account for life. Your domain registrar will also block your domain permanently,” the extortion email read, BleepingComputer reported.
The bottom line
If you receive such an email threatening to ruin your site’s reputation and get it blocked forever, then remember it is just spam, so simply mark it as spam and delete it.