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‘We have your porn collection’: The rise of Extortionware

‘We have your porn collection’: The rise of Extortionware

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Getty ImagesCyber-security companies are warning about the rise of so-called 'extortionware' where hackers embarrass victims into paying a ransom.Experts say the trend towards ransoming sensitive private information could affect companies not just operationally but through reputation damage.It comes as hackers bragged after discovering an IT Director's secret porn collection.The targeted US firm has not publicly acknowledged that it was hacked.In its darknet blog post about the hack last month, the cyber-criminal gang named the IT director whose work computer allegedly contained the files.It also posted a screen grab of the computer's file library which included more than a dozen folders catalogued under the names of porn stars and porn websites.The infamous hacker group wrote: "Thanks God...