Hacking victim describes the mysterious network attacks, conference call, and e-mail activities that led up to hackers threatening to go public with his information.
Security analyst at University of Georgia tasked with catching copyright violators allegedly uses his position to shakedown students.
Unable to collect money from data breach victim, criminals threaten clients whose members may have been affected.
After receiving an extortion letter, a health care services company goes public, saying its customer database has been breached.
Samsung has agreed to pay royalties to Microsoft for every Android device sold, but Google claims it's extortion.
District attorney says there wasn't sufficient evidence to prosecute Gizmodo editors for extortion, despite then-Apple CEO Steve Jobs accusing the gadget blog of precisely that.
Californian allegedly cruised Facebook for data, broke into e-mail accounts of 170 women, stole sexy photos of them, and then used the pictures in extortion plan.
Motorola's decision to slap a whopping $799 price tag on its Xoom tablet in the US may provoke fears of similar extortion here in the UK. Motorola Mobility boss Sanjay Jha thinks it's justified though.
In a blog post, general counsel Brad Smith says that Microsoft wants to make sure the company's antipiracy efforts are not used by governments as a means for monitoring citizens or as an extortion tool.