Blackmail


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Blackmail

A crime in which one threatens to reveal damaging information about another unless the former is paid some amount of money or is given something of value. For example, one may threaten to reveal information about an extramarital affair or evidence that the other person committed a crime unless one is paid $100,000. Legally, blackmail is a form of extortion.
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He hacked into TalkTalk and blackmailed six bosses including Dido Harding.
The accused returned the mobile phone and vowed to not blackmail her again.
Information also revealed that, 'the publisher angered that his plot to blackmail the bank was becoming unsuccessful, the publisher threatened to publish the false stories to rubbish the bank and its CEO.'
"If a victim is in a circumstance where they are being abused and blackmailed with such photos and videos, we advise them to call the Anti-Cybercrimes Bureau or to directly contact the agency," the source said.
The complaint came from a 21-year-old man who said that between January 1, 2017 and August 18, 2018, the defendants blackmailed him for the amount of approximately e1/423,000.
Students have been asked to be careful before exchanging information electronically since it could expose them 'to potential blackmail through publishing of personal photographs or data'.
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Cases of fake faith healers using their perceived position in society to abuse blackmail and harass women and men are not uncommon in Pakistan.
Daniel Garland arrived at Teesside Magistrates' Court yesterday charged with trying to blackmail the security firm G4S with a demand for PS1m in Thornaby on or about January 11 this year.
Two of the men are accused of blackmail, making "unwarranted demands with menaces" to a woman for money between March and May 2014.
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