Victims coughing up to online extortionists

Thursday, 6 October 2005, 2:33 PM EST

Online bookmakers who become victims of online extortion attacks more often than not pay up, according to an IBM security researcher. Martin Overton of IBM Global Services said those at the receiving end of denial of service attacks also often fail to report assaults to police despite improved policy procedures to guard the anonymity of victims in the UK and elsewhere.

By John Leyden at The Register.

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