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Internet extortion

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Internet extortion is

hacking into and controlling various industry databases (or the threat of), promising to release control back to the company if funds are received or some other demand is satisfied. Similarly, the subject will threaten to compromise information about consumers in the industry database unless funds are received.[1]

References Edit

  1. Cybercrime: Public and Private Entities Face Challenges in Addressing Cyber Threats, at 6.

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