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red warning The FBI just warned Americans about a serious new online extortion scam
If you get one of these emails, the FBI doesn't want you to pay up.
laptop screen with "pay up!" on it Senators to investigate rise of ransomware, viruses that take your computer hostage
With one report estimating that a single type of ransomware has cost $325 million, the stakes are high.
Android porn app secretly snapped users' photos and used them as ransom
The lesson here? Don't watch porn on apps that you don't completely trust.
subway veggie patty sub That $35 million Subway blackmail story is a sandwich of lies
Calorie counting and corporate espionage meet at last.
undefined Man hangs himself and 4-year-old son over malware message
Online extortion spirals out into murder.