Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but this forum’s email addresses and passwords have been hacked. How do I know? I received a Bitcoin ransom email this morning addressed to the *unique email address* I use for this forum, which critically also contained the *unique password* I used here. What I don’t know is when this breach occurred as it could have been some time ago.
I’d strongly recommend you change your forum password ASAP and anywhere use you may have used the same details. Stay safe and remember these scam emails are just that and to ignore them.