Sextortion attempt using the name of the CIA.

This sextortion attempt was launched worldwide on 18th March 2019. The senders address in this case is “althahenning (at)”. There are many other address being used but all have the letters “cia” in the address.

This is an obvious scam. Do not reply or click on any links or open any attachments.

The email reads as follows with the subject heading: “Central Intelligence Agency – Case #32967485”

“Case #32967485

Distribution and storage of pornographic electronic materials involving underage children.

My name is Altha Henning and I am a technical collection officer working for Central Intelligence Agency.

It has come to my attention that your personal details including your email address  listed in case #32967485.

The following details are listed in the document’s attachment:

  • Your personal details,
  • Home address,
  • Work address,
  • List of relatives and their contact information.

Case #32967485 is part of a large international operation set to arrest more than 2000 individuals suspected of paedophilia in 27 countries.

The data which could be used to acquire your personal information:

Your ISP web browsing history,

  • DNS queries history and connection logs,
  • Deep web .onion browsing and/or connection sharing,
  • Online chat-room logs,
  • Social media activity log.

The first arrests are scheduled for April 8, 2019.

Why am I contacting you ?

I read the documentation and I know you are a wealthy person who may be concerned about reputation.

I am one of several people who have access to those documents and I have enough security clearance to amend and remove your details from this case. Here is my proposition.

Transfer exactly $10,000 USD (ten thousand dollars – about 2.5 BTC) through Bitcoin network to this special bitcoin address:


You can transfer funds with online bitcoin exchanges such as Coinbase, Bitstamp or Coinmama. The deadline is March 27, 2019 (I need few days to access and edit the files).


Upon confirming your transfer I will take care of all the files linked to you and you can rest assured no one will bother you.


Please do not contact me. I will contact you and confirm only when I see the valid transfer.



Altha Henning


Technical Collection Officer

Directorate of Science and Technology

Central Intelligence Agency”

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