I received the below email today, thought I should share
For the record, I'm not particularly concerned Yes, they had found a username and password I had used aeons ago on some site I have since learned was hacked. That is all. All the stuff about hacking into my computer is a fairytale.[redacted] is your passphrase. Lets get directly to point. Neither anyone has paid me to investigate you. You don't know me and you're probably thinking why you are getting this e-mail?
Well, I installed a malware on the X videos (sex sites) site and there's more, you visited this site to experience fun (you know what I mean). While you were viewing videos, your internet browser began functioning as a Remote Desktop with a key logger which provided me accessibility to your display and also web cam. Just after that, my software obtained your entire contacts from your Messenger, Facebook, and e-mailaccount. And then I made a video. First part displays the video you were viewing (you have a good taste lmao), and next part displays the view of your cam, & its you.
You have not one but two options. We will review each of these choices in particulars:
Very first option is to neglect this message. In that case, I most certainly will send out your actual videotape to just about all of your personal contacts and consider regarding the shame you will definitely get. Do not forget if you happen to be in a relationship, just how this will affect?
In the second place option should be to give me $7000. We are going to describe it as a donation. As a result, I most certainly will immediately erase your video recording. You could carry on your daily routine like this never occurred and you are never going to hear back again from me.
You'll make the payment by Bitcoin (if you do not know this, search "how to buy bitcoin" in Google search engine).
BTC Address: 1HBJxEkwpLVMC9q45PsYxT2sH42iMBFV9N
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If you are making plans for going to the cops, okay, this email message cannot be traced back to me. I have covered my actions. I am not attempting to demand so much, I simply prefer to be paid for. You have one day to make the payment. I have a special pixel in this e mail, and now I know that you have read through this e-mail. If I don't receive the BitCoins, I will, no doubt send out your video to all of your contacts including close relatives, co-workers, and so on. Having said that, if I receive the payment, I will erase the video immediately. It's a non:negotiable offer, thus don't waste mine time and yours by replying to this message. If you want to have evidence, reply with Yup! and I will send out your video recording to your 14 contacts.