Blackmail

The VICE Guide to Right Now

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.
Harry Cheadle
2.8.19
Comics!

'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.
Brian Blomerth
2.28.18
Comics!

'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
4.20.17
LGBTQ

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.
Brian Moylan
1.27.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

China’s ‘Naked Loans’ Force Female Students to Get Nude for More Cash

Shady internet loan sharks are demanding nude photos, which they threaten to publish online if repayments are late.
VICE Staff
6.15.16
Stuff

Why It Is So Hard to Catch the People Blackmailing Men with Webcam Sex Videos

We spoke to an expert about the recent trend of online 'sextortion' cases involving young men.
Allison Tierney
2.16.16
Stuff

What It’s Like Being Blackmailed Over a Webcam Sex Video

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.
Allison Tierney
2.4.16
Stuff

Terrorists Stole This Guy's Identity and Used it to Recruit Young Women

You know you're in trouble when terrorist hackers send you a satellite photo of you outside your house.
Wendy Syfret
10.12.15
tech

Netiquette 101: How to Have Cybersex That Isn't Completely Regrettable

Guidelines for how to safely bang your friends online.
Drew Millard
9.28.15
News

Everything We Know So Far About 7-Eleven Australia’s Wage Fraud Scandal

Franchisees were paying employees well below minimum wage, blackmailing them to work double shifts, and threatening to report foreign workers to immigration if they spoke out.
Wendy Syfret
9.1.15
This Week in Teens

How to Stalk Your Teenage Children Offline

What if I were to tell you that—surprise!—you’re actually the parent of a teenager? I bet you’d want to know exactly what’s going on in his or her life.
Hanson O'Haver
10.24.14
LA

How Kohnstamm Got the Beach House - A Short Story by David Mamet

David Mamet wrote the screenplays for <i>American Buffalo</i>, <i>Glengarry Glen Ross</i>, <i>The Untouchables</i>, <i>The Postman Always Rings Twice</i>, and <i>Wag the Dog</i>, among many others. We're honored to feature his writing in this year's...
David Mamet
6.9.14
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