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.
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."
Webcam extortion the other way around: hot girls extorting men.
Be careful out there, and keep your trousers on chaps.
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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?
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.
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.