An Australian man was shocked to receive an email with a video of a man, er, pleasuring himself. That was surprising enough; but in this case it was a video of himself "choking the chicken" caught via his laptop's webcam and some malicious software.
Oh, and the email also wanted him to cough up a large sum of money or else the video would be sent to his Facebook friends. That's the kind of stuff nightmares are made of, and it's not that uncommon in Australia these days.
ABC AustraliaHe wrote back. He told them to do their worst and release the footage. But then they replied with a screenshot of his Facebook friends, and personal details from his website. He realised the threat was serious. They asked for $10,000. He began negotiating.