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Blackmail letters with suspected cyanide sent to Japanese firms

Apo - Nine Japanese companies, including drugmakers and a newspaper, have received blackmail letters containing white powder suspected to be cyanide, police and local media said Sunday.

Apple downplays iCloud blackmail — but users should be worried

Apple has downplayed reports that millions of leaked iCloud logins are in the hands of hackers who could use the information to steal personal information or wipe devices.

French journalists charged with bid to blackmail Morocco king

Paris - Two French investigative journalists were charged with blackmail for demanding two million euros ($2.2 million) from the king of Morocco not to bring out a book purportedly containing damaging revelations about the monarch, legal sources said Saturday....

2 French journalists held for 'attempted blackmail of Morocco king'

Paris - Two French investigative journalists were arrested on Thursday in Paris on suspicion of trying to blackmail the king of Morocco, legal sources in both countries said.

Op-Ed: Hulk Hogan a ‘racist’? Sleaze vs reality is the issue

The huge furor over Hulk Hogan’s allegedly racist remarks is looking like it’s on shaky ground. Seems Hogan does have a few defences, but they’ve taken a while to surface.

Heart surgeon sued by strip club among stripper blackmail victms

Four strippers, as well as a club manager, were busted in a plot to drug rich men and run up $200,000 on their credit cards at Scores in New York City.

Police wiretaps: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford offered gang members $5,000, car for crack video

Toronto - Newly released court documents reveal Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who admitted to smoking crack, allegedly offered gang members $5,000 and a car in exchange for the "crack video" that started this wild mess for the embattled mayor.

New Zealand man avoids jail after blackmailing teens on Facebook

Wellington - The 21-year-old was sentenced to home detention after posing as a 16-year-old boy on Facebook and blackmailing young girls who sent him explicit photos of themselves.

Teen commits suicide over Skype blackmail

Scottish Daniel Perry, 17 killed himself after becoming the victim of an online blackmail scam on Skype. The blackmailers threatened if Perry didn't pay up, they'd share a recording of the conversation he was having with some girl.

Saudi religious police arrest man for affairs with 1,073 women

A Saudi Arabian man has been arrested for allegedly having affairs with 1,073 women in the Kingdom, and then blackmailing his victims.

Philippine Hospitals Slammed for Blackmail Threat Special

Lawmakers on Monday cried “blackmail” over a new threat from the Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines. THE PHAP wants a "hospital holiday" to protest the government’s order of reducing the price of certain medicines starting August 15.

Two In Jail after Blackmail Attempt With Royal Family

Scotland Yard has released a report that last month two men were charged in a blackmail plot with a member of the royal family. Last month two men between the ages of 30 and 40 were seen behind closed doors at the City of Westminster magistrates' court

Retrial in judge sex video case

A cleaner's convictions for blackmailing one judge and stealing sex videos from another have been quashed

Dead Russian spy planned blackmail: acquaintance

An acquaintance of a former Russian agent killed by radiation poisoning in London said in a television interview that Alexander Litvinenko had planned to blackmail a wealthy Russian businessman.

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