Scammers are currently sending emails claiming they have hacked your computer/phone. These emails typically mention that the hacker has access to your device and have been watching your browsing activities. The email typically includes a password that you have used in the past. The email then continues on to say the hacker is going to blackmail you by sending a video of you to all of your contacts and payment should be via Bitcoins to avoid this.
Below is an example of the email:
To find how your password was breached/leaked you can visit https://haveibeenpwned.com which allows you to search for breached/leaked passwords via your email address.
If you receive this email, it is a scame and your device(s) have not been hacked. Simply delete the email.
Conetix recommends updating any passwords you have that resemble the one sent in the email. As the passwords have been gathered from various data breaches that have happened to other companies over the years, you may find that the password in the email is still in use.
If you would like to know more about securing your password, please have a look at our article: Secure Passwords: Why They're Important