extortion and blackmail

Michael Avenatti Is Convicted in Nike Extortion Trial

Michael Avenatti Is Convicted in Nike Extortion Trial

The lawyer, who represented Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Trump, was found guilty of charges including attempted extortion and honest services fraud.
Michael Avenatti Is Convicted in Nike Extortion Trial

Michael Avenatti Is Convicted in Nike Extortion Trial

The lawyer, who represented Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Trump, was found guilty of charges including attempted extortion and honest services fraud.
Sarah Lawrence Parent Used Sex Tapes in Extortion, Prosecutors Say

Sarah Lawrence Parent Used Sex Tapes in Extortion, Prosecutors Say

Lawrence Ray was accused of recruiting his daughter’s friends at the elite New York college into a cultlike group.
Ransomware Attacks Grow, Crippling Cities and Businesses

Ransomware Attacks Grow, Crippling Cities and Businesses

Hackers are locking people out of their networks and demanding big payments to get back in. New data shows just how common and damaging the attacks have become.
Ransomware Attacks Grow, Crippling Cities and Businesses

Ransomware Attacks Grow, Crippling Cities and Businesses

Hackers are locking people out of their networks and demanding big payments to get back in. New data shows just how common and damaging the attacks have become.
Ransomware Attacks Grow, Crippling Cities and Businesses

Ransomware Attacks Grow, Crippling Cities and Businesses

Hackers are locking people out of their networks and demanding big payments to get back in. New data shows just how common and damaging the attacks have become.
Ransomware Attacks Grow, Crippling Cities and Businesses

Ransomware Attacks Grow, Crippling Cities and Businesses

Hackers are locking people out of their networks and demanding big payments to get back in. New data shows just how common and damaging the attacks have become.
Lawmakers Got Lurid Accusations About a State Senator. From His Brother.

Lawmakers Got Lurid Accusations About a State Senator. From His Brother.

The State Senator in New York told his Democratic colleagues that the 13-page letter was unequivocally false.
Karen McDougal, Who Claimed Trump Affair, Sues Fox News

Karen McDougal, Who Claimed Trump Affair, Sues Fox News

Ms. McDougal, a former Playboy model who sold her story to The National Enquirer, said Tucker Carlson made false claims about extortion that damaged her reputation.
Karen McDougal, Who Claimed Trump Affair, Sues Fox News

Karen McDougal, Who Claimed Trump Affair, Sues Fox News

Ms. McDougal, a former Playboy model who sold her story to The National Enquirer, said Tucker Carlson made false claims about extortion that damaged her reputation.
Did Trump Commit ‘Bribery’? Pelosi’s Impeachment Accusation, Explained

Did Trump Commit ‘Bribery’? Pelosi’s Impeachment Accusation, Explained

Her declaration reflected a shift by Trump’s critics from talking about the Ukraine affair using more abstract concepts like “quid pro quo” or “abuse of power.”
Did Trump Commit ‘Bribery’? Pelosi’s Impeachment Accusation, Explained

Did Trump Commit ‘Bribery’? Pelosi’s Impeachment Accusation, Explained

Her declaration reflected a shift by Trump’s critics from talking about the Ukraine affair using more abstract concepts like “quid pro quo” or “abuse of power.”
The Distinctly American Ethos of the Grifter

The Distinctly American Ethos of the Grifter

As stories of theft and deception have come to dominate the cultural conversation, it can often feel like grift is a modern phenomenon — but it isn’t.
Ransomware Attacks Are Testing Resolve of Cities Across America

Ransomware Attacks Are Testing Resolve of Cities Across America

As hackers lock up networks that power police forces and utilities, municipalities must operate with hobbled computer systems, and decide whether to pay ransoms.
Ransomware Attacks Are Testing Resolve of Cities Across America

Ransomware Attacks Are Testing Resolve of Cities Across America

As hackers lock up networks that power police forces and utilities, municipalities must operate with hobbled computer systems, and decide whether to pay ransoms.
Ransomware Attack Hits 22 Texas Towns, Authorities Say

Ransomware Attack Hits 22 Texas Towns, Authorities Say

The state declined to say which towns were affected by the coordinated cyberattack. But one expert said it could signal more such attacks in the future.
Ransomware Attack Hits 22 Texas Towns, Authorities Say

Ransomware Attack Hits 22 Texas Towns, Authorities Say

The state declined to say which towns were affected by the coordinated cyberattack. But one expert said it could signal more such attacks in the future.
Ransomware Attack Hits 22 Texas Towns, Authorities Say

Ransomware Attack Hits 22 Texas Towns, Authorities Say

The state declined to say which towns were affected by the coordinated cyberattack. But one expert said it could signal more such attacks in the future.
Ransomware Attack Hits 22 Texas Towns, Authorities Say

Ransomware Attack Hits 22 Texas Towns, Authorities Say

The state declined to say which towns were affected by the coordinated cyberattack. But one expert said it could signal more such attacks in the future.
They Stole Your Files, You Don’t Have to Pay the Ransom

They Stole Your Files, You Don’t Have to Pay the Ransom

The F.B.I. should follow the example of European law enforcement and help victims of ransomware decrypt their data.