Anyone else been getting these? Scammer claims to have hacked your computer, and as "proof" offers an old password (which was likely obtained from any one of a number of past security breaches of sites with weak password encryption). Claims to have installed a RAT on your PC, and obtained compromising info and your contact list; they will "out" you if you don't pay several hundred $ in Bitcoin.
I guess they're counting on people who rarely change their password, use the same password across multiple sites/accounts, and have incriminating info on their PC and/or in their browsing history to get tricked into believing something's really going on, and pay up.
If you spew that crap out to millions of people, maybe a few here and there will actually believe it and pay up...?
I've received maybe a half dozen or so of these in the past couple of weeks. They've been making it through Google's spam filter, though I suppose that will end as the filter gets "trained" to recognize them as spam/scam e-mails.