The FBI and DHS are seeing dozens of attacks on ambulance and hospital communication lines as extortionists demand $5,000 for supposedly unpaid payday loans.
Webcam extortion the other way around: hot girls extorting men.
Be careful out there, and keep your trousers on chaps.
Thieves are claiming to have hacked the US presidential nominee's tax returns out of PricewaterhouseCoopers, are demanding $1 million to keep them out of public circulation, and have allegedly sent supposed copies to Democratic party leaders.
But then again, it's an anonymous Pastebin claim, so it might be complete bunk.
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...
Porn studios have turned to extortion of BitTorrent users to make money, looking for payouts of $1,000 to $5,000 from victims too embarrassed or shamed to defend themselves in court, a class action suit claims.