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Saturday, October 09, 2004

Expert: Online extortion growing more common | CNET News.com

Expert: Online extortion growing more common | CNET News.com

"Online extortion is rife and that cybercrime is set to get worse, the SANS Institute's research director said Friday.

"Six or seven thousand organizations are paying online extortion demands," Alan Paller said at the SANS Institute's Top 20 Vulnerabilities conference in London. "The epidemic of cybercrime is growing. You don't hear much about it because it's extortion, and people feel embarrassed to talk about it..."