Here’s a new one

I checked my email at lunch today and had about 30 seconds of panic when I received this email from my own email address:

Hello!

I'm a programmer who cracked your email account and device about half year ago. You entered a password on one of the insecure site you visited, and I catched it. Your password from {my email address} on moment of crack: {a password that looked like one I might have used}

Of course you can will change your password, or already made it. But it doesn't matter, my rat software update it every time.

Please don't try to contact me or find me, it is impossible, since I sent you an email from your email account.

Through your e-mail, I uploaded malicious code to your Operation System. I saved all of your contacts with friends, colleagues, relatives and a complete history of visits to the Internet resources. Also I installed a rat software on your device and long tome spying for you.

You are not my only victim, I usually lock devices and ask for a ransom. But I was struck by the sites of intimate content that you very often visit.

I am in shock of your reach fantasies! Wow! I've never seen anything like this! I did not even know that SUCH content could be so exciting!

So, when you had fun on intime sites (you know what I mean!) I made screenshot with using my program from your camera of yours device. After that, I jointed them to the content of the currently viewed site.

Will be funny when I send these photos to your contacts! And if your relatives see it? BUT I'm sure you don't want it. I definitely would not want to ...

I will not do this if you pay me a little amount. I think $817 is a nice price for it!

I accept only Bitcoins. My BTC wallet: 1BncH5WxBSYJ6mmcJC9bCRxQ6Z1evvtRxk

If you have difficulty with this - Ask Google "how to make a payment on a bitcoin wallet". It's easy. After receiving the above amount, all your data will be immediately removed automatically. My virus will also will be destroy itself from your operating system.

My Trojan have auto alert, after this email is looked, I will be know it!

You have 2 days (48 hours) for make a payment. If this does not happen - all your contacts will get crazy shots with your dirty life! And so that you do not obstruct me, your device will be locked (also after 48 hours)

Do not take this frivolously! This is the last warning! Various security services or antiviruses won't help you for sure (I have already collected all your data).

Here are the recommendations of a professional: Antiviruses do not help against modern malicious code. Just do not enter your passwords on unsafe sites!

I hope you will be prudent. Bye.

Then I realized that

  1. I haven’t used {a password that looked like one I might have used} for at least a decade
  2. I probably used it on Adobe.com when it was breached in 2013, so that password is basically public knowledge now.
  3. It’s not difficult to spoof an email address
  4. Ted Cruz literally has kinkier fun on intime sites than I do. My fun on intime sites is probably the least blackmailable thing you could find on my hard drive.

OK so clearly I need to harden my SMTP server.