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Cyber Extortion

How Data Brokers Threaten Consumer Privacy

Michael Gregg | Posted 04.12.2016 | Technology
Michael Gregg

Let's face it, over the next few years, it's going to become increasingly difficult to protect your privacy online and in your day-to-day life. From...

A No-B.S. Look at the Top Cyber Threats for 2015

Jason Glassberg | Posted 03.11.2015 | Small Business
Jason Glassberg

While the risk of cyber attacks is growing, it's important for small and medium-sized businesses to keep perspective and focus on the real threats that are most likely to target their operations.

Cyber-Ransom and Online Extortion - 5 Ways You Could Fall Victim

Michael Gregg | Posted 09.01.2014 | Technology
Michael Gregg

Cyber-ransom is a relatively new crime on America's digital shores and it is spreading fast. While ransomware has actually been around for almost 10 years, it's mostly been limited to Russia and parts of Europe -- until now.

Gerry Smith

Forget Stealing Credit Cards, Now Hackers Just Straight-Up Blackmail You | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.28.2014 | Technology

While hackers tried to get rich by stealing millions of credit cards from Target, other cybercriminals have quietly tried another method to make a qui...

Anthony Digati, 'Crazy' Man, Cuffed For Plotting Cyber Extortion Scheme | Dan Goodin in San Francisco • Get More From This Author | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

A California man was charged with extortion after he allegedly threatened to send millions of emails and social networking messages that maligned a la...