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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 Jun. 4, 2011

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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 Feb. 8, 2010

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Express Scripts clients threatened with extortion

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

By Nov. 12, 2008

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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 Nov. 6, 2008

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Dial E for extortion

By Mar. 21, 2005

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The 404 1,515: Where this game rocks (podcast)

Finding our own zen moment with "Rock Simulator 2014," digital home security recommendations, pizzerias getting extorted for BitCoin, and why the Internet is so blue, literally!

By Jun. 27, 2014

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Revenge porn site operators ordered to pay woman $385K

The unidentified plaintiff sued after discovering "sexually explicit images" of herself on the site that were taken when she was underage.

By Mar. 19, 2014

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Copyright trolls suffer big loss

Commentary: EFF's Parker Higgins explains why a federal appeals court decision has knocked out the underpinnings of the business model used by copyright trolls.

By May. 28, 2014

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Beware: MacBook Webcams can be used to covertly spy on people

When Miss Teen USA was remotely spied on via the built-in iSight camera on her laptop, the warning light indicating the camera was in use was never triggered.

By Dec. 18, 2013

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New UK cybersecurity training scheme prepares for hackers

Government and business are under constant cyber attack and must learn to "take the hit," says the director of a new cybersecurity training programme.

By Jun. 24, 2014