New variants of the sextortion scams are now attaching password protected zip files that contain alleged proof that the sender has a video recording of the recipient. While you cannot view the individual files in the archive, you can see what they are named, which can cause recipients to become scared enough to make a payment. This new sextortion variant was first reported by security site MyOnlineSecurity and is utilising email subjects like “RE: Case #48942113 [email protected] You have been warned many times – 07/04/2019 10:57:20” and state that they have webcam video of you utilising porn sites. They then threaten to share this video with all of your contacts if you do not send them $660 USD in bitcoins.
Source: Bleeping Computer