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Exclusive: CEO says hackers tried to extort data, money

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.

By June 4, 2011


University worker accused of extorting student file sharers

Security analyst at University of Georgia tasked with catching copyright violators allegedly uses his position to shakedown students.

By February 8, 2010


Express Scripts clients threatened with extortion

Unable to collect money from data breach victim, criminals threaten clients whose members may have been affected.

By November 12, 2008


Extortion used in Express Scripts database breach

After receiving an extortion letter, a health care services company goes public, saying its customer database has been breached.

By November 6, 2008


Dial E for extortion

By March 21, 2005


Samsung pays Microsoft for every Android device sold

Samsung has agreed to pay royalties to Microsoft for every Android device sold, but Google claims it's extortion.

By September 29, 2011


How Gizmodo escaped indictment in iPhone prototype deal

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.

By October 12, 2011


Man nabbed for allegedly stealing sexy pics, posting online

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.

By November 3, 2010


Motorola Xoom's high price justified by its fast connectivity says mobile boss

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.

By February 18, 2011


Microsoft to probe charges of antipiracy abuses

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.

By September 13, 2010