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First Aid for Android: How to unlock your ransomed phone

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What do you do when your Android device freezes or locks up so you can't do anything useful...especially if it wants $300 to let you get back to work?

Here's an Android troubleshooting technique for emergencies of this sort...

87 arrested in the Philippines in bust of sextortion ring

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Three men, out of some 87 arrested, are allegedly behind the blackmailing of Daniel Perry, a 17-year-old Scottish boy who killed himself last year.

Polish programmers jailed for 5 years for DDoS and cyber-extortion of online casino

Polish programmers jailed for 5 years for DDoS and cyber-extortion of online casino

Two online gaming programmers from Poland have been jailed for trying to cyber-extort the owner of an online marketing company based in Manchester, UK, and the CEO of an unnamed US internet software host.

Romney blackmail scam - 'Dr Evil' extortion suspect charged

Romney blackmail scam - "Dr Evil" subject charged

A Tennessee man is accused of being the guy behind the extortion attempt, which boiled down to "Give me 1 meeeeellion dollars for Romney's tax returns - and oh, yea, please pay in Bitcoins."

Boy meets girl. Girl strips on webcam. Tells boy to do the same. Girl blackmails boy

Boy meets girl. Girl strips on webcam. Tells boy to do the same. Girl blackmails boy

Webcam extortion the other way around: hot girls extorting men.

Be careful out there, and keep your trousers on chaps.

Reveton/FBI ransomware - exposed, explained and eliminated [VIDEO]

Reveton ransomware - exposed, explained and eliminated

Many of you have been asking us about the Reveton ransomware, which claims that the FBI has fined you, and locks you out of your PC until you pay up.

Learn what it looks like, and what to do if you or one of your friends and family encounter it...

Belgian bank blackmailed by hackers threatening to expose customer data

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Hackers break into a Belgian bank, steal confidential customer information, and then blackmail the bank: pay us or we expose your customers' confidential data. Who is the real victim here?

World Cup DDoS blackmailer sentenced to jail

World Cup DDoS blackmailer sentenced to jail

A man who extorted money out of online gambling websites in the run-up to the 2010 Football World Cup in South Africa has been sent to jail.

Runes of Magic publisher says it won't be blackmailed by hacker

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Frogster, publisher of the popular "Runes of Magic" videogame, says that they will not give in to the demands of a blackmailing hacker who has threatened to release personal information and payment details of customers.