86-Year-Old Wanted a Free Panera Birthday Bagel, Got Sextortion Emails Instead
"I said this is the most bizarre thing I've ever seen, and I have to go tell all my water aerobics buddies about this letter."
After Wave of Complaints, Instagram Tests New Methods to Recover Hacked Accounts
Motherboard previously reported how hackers were holding high-profile Instagram accounts for ransom, and how some influencers had to turn to white-hat hackers for help.
Everything the Mueller report says about the infamous, probably nonexistent "pee tape"
As it turns out, it's still "unverified."
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Jeff Bezos Says the 'National Enquirer' Tried to Extort Him with a Dick Pic
The Amazon mogul responded with a viral Medium post denouncing the whole scheme.
Hackers Are Holding High Profile Instagram Accounts Hostage
Hackers have hijacked the accounts of at least four high profile Instagrammers recently, locking them out and demanding a bitcoin ransom. But Instagram is silent.
Scammers Threaten to Review Bomb a Travel Company Unless it Pays Ransom
Twitter bots, fake reviews, and Instagram comments are the tools of a black hat SEO extortion attempt.
Hackers Made Half a Million Dollars Pretending They Watched You Watch Porn
Scammers tricked victims to pay ransom in bitcoin for compromising video that didn't exist.
When Your Arrest Photo Appears on a Mugshot Website
Lawmakers are cracking down on sites like Mugshots.com and UnpublishArrest.com. At such a mushrooming online nexus of extortion and blackmail, will the legislation make any difference?
Watch Cambridge Analytica’s CEO Offer to Entrap Political Opponents With Sex Workers
Secret video of Cambridge Analytica’s top executives reveals how the firm covertly and unethically influences elections around the world.
'Milky Maniac,' Today's Comic by Brian Blomerth
After shooting a milk bandit in the leg, the local cop blackmails Yorna into helping him get out of going to jail.
'Damocles.jpg,' Today's Comic by Matias San Juan
Find out what horrible decision led a bad actor down an even worse path.
Matias San Juan
Scammers Are Reportedly Using Gay Hookup Apps to Blackmail Users
A few men in Australia have reportedly been threatened with extortion after going to meet users from the app in person. Sometimes, the altercations have turned violent.