Tech Support Scam Uses Child Porn Warning — Krebs on Security

added 17.05.2020 21:30

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Also, the IP address cited in the email does not appear to have anything to do with the actual Internet address of the recipient.

However, this address is not visible to others outside of the user’s local network, and in any case the MAC address listed in the scam email is not even a full MAC address, which normally includes six groups of two alphanumeric characters separated by a colon.

A new email scam is making the rounds, warning recipients that someone using their Internet address has been caught viewing child pornography.

Not that either of these details will be obvious to many people who receive this spam email, which states: “We have found instances of child pornography accessed from your IP address & MAC Address.