I got a few emails lately which contained an unsecure password I once used somewhere – and that site was hacked, and millions of user accounts and passwords were compromised, such as mine. Sites such as TechCrunch reported about that breach.
The emails come from a fake well-known account at Yahoo; these all have more or less the same format.
The threat is the following: they claim I was using some delicate (meaning porn) sites, and while doing so, they – in possession of my password – could hack into *my* system and turn on the webcam, filming me while whatever I would have been doing while consuming that ‘delicate’ stuff.
Problem is, I don’t have a webcam…
Nice try, guys, but sorry – no bitcoins from me. Go f**k yourselves.