Firstly, I should point out that I'm not at all technologically aware so these may be very obvious questions. Also not sure whether this is the right place to put this, so it can be moved it necessary.
I received an email yesterday saying that I had been "infected with malware through an adult site" I had visited and that unless I pay money into a bitcoin account within 24hrs that certain videos of me would be sent to all my contacts.I'm assuming this is a scam - I think I've heard of something similar before - so my first question is whether the best thing to do is just to delete this? I am assuming so.
Secondly, the email was sent via the email account of a housing company in the UK I was dealt with previously. It manifested on my account as a reply to the last email I sent them (which is why I opened it - I assumed it was a follow up). Should I/do I need to inform them that their account is being used this way? Is it possible they were hacked or something?
Any help appreciated!