A few minutes ago I got the following email:
We are a HACKER TEAM - Armada Collective
1 - We have checked your information security systems, setup is poor; the systems are very vulnerable and obsolete.
2 - We'll demonstrate our work in the nearest future, this week. We'll execute some targeted attacks and check your DDoS servers by the 10-300 Gbps attack power
3 - We'll run a security breach test of your servers through the determined vulnerability, and we'll gain the access to your databases.
4 - All the computers on your network will be checked for the viruses and malware penetration Cerber, Locky, Cryptolocker - Crypto-Ransomware
5 - We save all the check data, you can get the data before the start of testing
6 - You have time to decide: whether you are going to wait for the start of your security systems testing, or you’d like to get the data before testing?
7 - We can start testing any time, so please, be prepared.
The price for information about security vulnerabilities of your systems is 1 bitcoin to ADDRESS: 1AfR5f2RugZXqbhanJ8pmn153udhLMFhTP
The price for testing of your systems is 20 bitcoins
Transfer 1 bitcoin to bitcoin ADDRESS: 1AfR5f2RugZXqbhanJ8pmn153udhLMFhTP
If you do not pay before the attack 1 bitcoin the price will up to 20 bitcoins
Bitcoins e-money https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitcoin
Bitcoins are very easy to use.
1.You have to make personal bitcoin wallet. It is very easy. You can download and install bitcoin wallet to your PC. There are lots of reliable wallets, such as: https://multibit.org/ https://xapo.com/
But there are much easier options as well. You can make bitcoin wallet online, for example blockchain.info or coinbase.com and many others.
You may also transfer money directly from exchanger or bitcoin ATM to the decryption address provided to you.
2. You can top up the credit on your bitcoin wallet in most convenient way:
- To buy bitcoins in the nearest bitcoin ATM; refer to the address on a website: coinatmradar.com/countries/
- by means of credit card or different payment systems such as PayPal, Skrill, Neteller and others or by cash, for example:
Please search how to buy bitcoins, how to make bitcoin wallet with Google for the additional information"
Should I take it serious?
Is there anything I can do but switch off my computer?
The announcement looks threatening! Please help or refer me to a specializing forum.