I have compromising evidence _ AtdWpj UgMhZKtoZ

Today, I received this email, plain text, telling me that I was hacked and that to remove the "virus" I'd need to pay $370 to some random stranger and that the payment has to be made in bitcoin (great way of not being tracked.)

Oh and I can be given 24 hours extra, just in case the 24 hours ultimatum was not enough.

And that's funny he mentioned that talking with the cops would be useless. The bitcoin transaction may be pretty much safe for him, but not the emails. Those can be tracked anywhere in the world. Not like I'm going to do anything about it, just something to know about.

Anyway, hopefully most people who receive such emails will check the Internet to see that it's not real and just not fall for it.

Also I don't know about which kind of  bitcoin account you can get in 24h, when I created my, I could not get the money in there for over one week... although I always thought that there should be a place where one can get bitcoins fast, I don't know about it.

One thing to notice is that he doesn't mention the idea/concept of removing the virus, only lifting the current compromising evidence, and even that it's not really clear!

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Subject: I have compromising evidence _  AtdWpj UgMhZKtoZ
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Hello, my prey.
I text you because you are 1 of those people that installed my malicious software from the visited web page with porn.
My virus collected all your private info and turned on your web-camera that shoot the act of your masturbation. After that the virus made a copy of your contact list.
I will not share this video and data if you send me 370 USD in bitcoin.
It is my bitcoin address for payment:  17iipDmTVyorjuSbpSQYiVamLfUrPFuRDU

You have 24 hours after clicking on this letter for making the transaction.
It is not necessary to tell me that you have sent money to me. This address is given only to you, everything will be removed automatically after transaction verification.
If you need 48 h just write back +.
You can complain to the cops but they cant solve your problem.
I am foreigner. So nobody can catch me even for 5 months.
Bye. Think about the shame.