Police are investigating a global extortion racket that has seen families being swindled out of millions of dollars.
The extortion racket run by five women, which involved blackmailing politicians, businessmen and bureaucrats, used high-tech gear to secretly record victims.
Motherboard previously reported how hackers were holding high-profile Instagram accounts to ransom, and how some influencers had to turn to white-hat hackers for help.
Buzzfeed News obtained this new suit this week. It was filed in response to a suit from Carey that claimed her assistant Lianna Shakhnazaryan was attempting to extort her.
Scammers tricked victims to pay ransom in bitcoin for compromising video that didn't exist.
Samson Bazi tried to get $300K off an unnamed businessman for no particular reason.
The FBI arrested 23 suspected Shulaya Enterprise members for a "dizzying array of criminal schemes," including extortion and contract killing.
Orgies, beatings and shifty-eyed teenage boys in tracksuits – my time waitressing at the Yangtze was a big, fat cliché.
We spoke to an expert about the recent trend of online 'sextortion' cases involving young men.
Police say a number of young men are becoming the victims of sextortion. We spoke to one of them about how he was tricked into whipping out his dingle on camera for a stranger.
How a 'Sextortionist' Went from Trolling Bieber Fan Pages to Being Sent to Prison for Child Pornography
What started as a relatively harmless ring of internet pranksters became a playground for a demented adult.
Facebook and WhatsApp are being used to trick people into ponying up cash for safe relatives.