Campaigners and experts have made calls for victims of revenge porn to be given anonymity when they report a crime. Revenge porn cases also saw a 23% drop in charges in recent years.
Jeff Bezos has revealed that American Media Inc, which owns the National Enquirer magazine, has threatened to reveal nude pictures of him. Bezos has said he won't bow to the blackmail.
More details regarding an ongoing sextortion scam have emerged, including reports that over $30,000 has been paid in ransom to the hackers by people who were scammed by this new form of ransomware.
A new form of ransomware has emerged, with targeted users being threatened to provide money. Old passwords are used by the blackmailers as proof that their victim's online data is not private anymore.
The UK's National Police Chiefs' Council has reported an increase in the number of those involved in webcam blackmail. It also said that there were four suicides related to so-called 'sextortion'.
A new piece of malware has been discovered, which secretly operates a victim's web camera, and steals information from them. It then blackmails victims into leaking company secrets.
After more than three months since the leak of Ashley Madison user data, blackmailers have started threatening hacked users again, this time by using a more personal approach.
A former Nokia executive says that the company has been blackmailed numerous times, and frequently paid up, while further details have emerged on the multi-million euro ransom it paid in 2008.
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.
Behold: the parody video Microsoft probably wishes it could release as part of its 'Scroogled' campaign, introducing Google BlackMail: "Either sign up for Google+ or we release all your private info!"
After he asked his Twitter followers to Skype him, Daniel Perry believed he was talking to a girl his age. Events took a wrong turn when they threatened to release the conversation unless he paid.
Never do anything on Skype that you wouldn't do in front of your parents. That's the lesson one Utah man learned the hard way after having a sex session on Skype.
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...