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Nokia paid millions of euros to blackmailers in 2008 who threatened to publish the source code for its Symbian OS - but after it left the money in a parking lot, police lost track of the suspects.
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Corporate and home PC users are receiving blackmail threats from Internet con artists who claim to have access to their PCs, security experts say. The blackmailers threaten to delete information or plant pornographic files on...