Hacker Extortion

By Deane Barker on December 29, 2003

Cyber Blackmail Wave Targets Office Workers: Nice.

Cyber blackmail artists are shaking down office workers, threatening to delete computer files or install pornographic images on their work PCs unless they pay a ransom, police and security experts said.

The extortion scam, which is believed to have surfaced one year ago, indiscriminately targets anyone on the corporate ladder with a PC connected to the Internet.