Other stories about extortion

Sextortion scams are ⁠back ⁠— and spreading quickly

Nothing is more horrifying than the idea of being blackmailed with intimate photos or private data. "Sextortion" scams are a shocking violation of privacy...
Happening Now August 1, 2019

Frightening Facebook scam spreading and tricking people

We've covered a number of tricky scams and rackets on social media, but the latest convoluted scheme hitting Facebook users takes the cake for...
Happening Now May 22, 2019

Extortion group threatens to release sensitive 9/11 documents

The 9/11 attacks were among the most devastating events in history, and while we seem to know all the answers to what happened and...
Happening Now January 2, 2019

Latest extortion email threatens you with a hit man

Oh, these email extortion scammers think they're so clever, don't they? This latest one is a familiar spin on an old trick, and it...
Happening Now December 18, 2018

Kim's Take: Before you shower at the hotel, better check for hidden cameras

Cameras are so small that they can be hidden anywhere, even in the shower of your hotel room. Imagine, you get settled in your hotel...
Columns December 6, 2018

Alert! Watch out for fake FDA warning letters

Have you ever ordered medicine from questionable online pharmacies? Many folks use these alternative pharmacies because of their extremely cheap prices and the convenience...
Happening Now July 18, 2018

A frightening email that is spreading online

We at Komando.com do our best to keep you up to date on all the attacks making the rounds. You always need to be on the...
Happening Now July 10, 2018

Warn your kids! Fake model scouts ruining lives on social media

Parents and grandparents please read this. There is nothing more important than your child's safety. That's why we need to be extra vigilant keeping...
Happening Now October 11, 2017

New ransomware threatens to share your private messages, images and browsing history with friends and family

Let's face it, we all have a few secrets we don't want other people knowing about. Many of those secrets are kept in our...
Happening Now July 16, 2017

300 million Apple users at risk of hacks unless Apple pays ransom

Imagine everything that's tied to your Apple ID - all of your apps, music, data in the iCloud, etc. Right now, hackers are threatening...
Happening Now March 22, 2017