There is the very real possibility that members of the infidelity website Ashley Madison may be subject to extortion threats.
Extorted for Bitcoin? Some U.S. pizza restaurant owners have been receiving letters threatening them with bad reviews, fake pizza orders, food contamination and, in extreme cases, even bombs.
Blackmailers force internet site Code Spaces out of business, leaving customers in the lurch.
I don't suppose anyone remembers my mentioning this before, or cares much anyway, but the 19th of December marks what I consider to be the 20th official anniversary of my entry into the anti-virus/security field. Nowadays, viruses (and, in general, worms) have declined in importance and now constitute a fairly small proportion of the totality