Blackmail

Ashley Madison users threatened with extortion in letters

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Since the Ashley Madison breach, some users of the infidelity service have received blackmail letters via the US postal system from extortionists threatening to blow their cover.

Roath man involved in "paedo hunt" sentenced to 9 years in prison

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Earlier this year, Lee Philip Rees of Roath, Cardiff was found guilty of computer hacking, distribution of indecent child photos and blackmail.

News websites offer bitcoin bounty over DDoS attacker

News websites offer bitcoin bounty over DDoS attacker

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CryptoCoinNews and Hacked offer bounty of five bitcoins to catch blackmailer who is holding them to ransom with DDoS threat

Potential DD4BC copycat, The Armada Collective target email providers

Potential DD4BC copycat, The Armada Collective target email providers

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A new cyber-syndicate has arrived on the scene targeting mainly email providers and using tactics which seem very familiar.

Scammers and schemers look to cash in on Ashley Madison breach

Scammers and schemers look to cash in on Ashley Madison breach

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Blackmailers are seeking money in exchange for not releasing data, and scammers are offering services that supposedly remove Ashley Madison data.

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