Some time ago when Godaddy announced a need to change passwords a scammer got busy trying to take advantage.
I still regularly get emails telling me that all of my online files were compromised and that a split screen of my cam and what I was watching online was recorded. I know godaddy is the source as I do not reuse email addresses with different services and these came in on the godaddy email address.
They threaten to show my friends, incl everyone on my contact list, this split screen capture of me looking at stuff online. They even tell me in the email they are the ones who hacked my account back then openly. They want me to make a bitcoin donation or else.
- I don't have a cam for this reason, ever since Google published a browser update that could turn them on remotely in secrecy(was probably unintentional within Chromium but happened)
- I don't have anything questionable on my servers
- I don't pay ransoms
- Godaddy is essentially a test host for me, my main site is elsewhere but this guy doesn't know that
If you're getting these too know that the email is bogus. The breach was real though, change passes and restore backups if you didn't.