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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.

Philippines Busts International 'Sextortion' Gangs

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2014 | World

MANILA, May 2 (Reuters) - The Philippine National Police and International Police had dismantled international "sextortion" operations during simult...

'Sextortionist' Sentenced

AP | CHARLES WILSON | Posted 08.26.2013 | Crime

INDIANAPOLIS — A self-confessed "sextortionist" from Indiana was sentenced to 40 years in prison on Wednesday for coercing more than a dozen tee...

'Sextortionist' Charged With Blackmailing Children To Make Sex Tapes

AP | CHARLES WILSON | Posted 07.11.2012 | Crime

INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indiana man was formally charged Tuesday with tricking 10 teenagers in nine different states into performing sex acts on webcam tha...

List Of Suspected Crimes Grows For 'Sextortionist'

AP | CHARLES WILSON | Posted 06.17.2012 | Crime

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana man charged with coercing two teenage boys into making sexually explicit online videos now faces similar federal charg...

'Sextortionist' Blackmailed Children Into Sending Explicit Photos Online, Feds Say

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.09.2012 | Crime

An Indiana man facing child "sextortion" charges boasted to one of his 14-year-old victims that he wouldn't be caught, federal authorities announced t...

Santa Ana Hacker Gets 6 Years For 'Sextortion'

AP | By GREG RISLING | Posted 11.02.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- A Southern California man was sentenced Thursday to six years in prison for infiltrating computers belonging to women and teenage girls...

Online 'sextortion' Of teens On The Rise: Feds

AP | CHARLES WILSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

INDIANAPOLIS — The nightmare began with a party: three teenage girls with a webcam, visiting an Internet chatroom and yielding to requests to flash ...