What is Net Extortion?

Demanding huge amount of money through internet otherwise the company data or information of an individual will be leaked. Nowadays demanding of ransom after kidnapping also done through internet via e-mail is called Net Extortion.

Reasons behind Net Extortion:

  •  Ø Some criminals think to have huge amount of money in small time by doing software piracy and demanding ransom against that company.

  •  Ø Criminals thinks that if they demand for ransom through net they can’t be traced, so they commit crime like kidnapping or software piracy and demand money from the victim through an e-mail or through chat.

  • Ø Some hackers/ criminals do random chatting in a chat room with girls/ women’s and they try to win their confidence after which they force or excite them to get nude on cam, which they record it and then demand for ransom or physical relationship with them.