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Migrants Report Being Held at Gunpoint in Mexico by Cartel

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended several Central American migrants who reported being held at gunpoint and extorted for money by cartel members in Mexico. Agents patrolling near the border in the Laredo Sector apprehended a Honduran male in the


Feds Charge 2 Iranians for Hacking Scheme Targeting U.S. Hospitals, Public Institutions 

U.S. federal authorities have indicted two Iranian nationals for deploying “sophisticated ransomware” from inside the Islamic Republic to extort hundreds of victims including hospitals, municipalities, and public institutions, a move that has caused over $30 million in losses, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Wednesday.

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CNN Blackmails Source of Donald Trump Wrestling Video

CNN threatened Tuesday to expose the identity of the Reddit user who had claimed credit for creating the spoof wrestling video that President Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday morning, showing him fighting the cable network.

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Friend Finder Hack of 412 Million Users Is Boon for Extortionists

The 412 million user password and history hack of Friend Finder Network, known as the world’s largest online sex and swinger community, will be a boon for extortionists, since it involves potential blackmail of 11 times the number of users in the notorious Ashley Madison hack.

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Murders on the Rise in Mexico

For the first time in four years, Mexico saw an 8.7 percent increase in the murder rate, according to government sources. There was also a coinciding claim of a decline in kidnapping and extortion, perhaps indicating that criminal groups are once again shifting their tactics.

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Hackers and Scammers Seek to Exploit Ashley Madison Hack

It will come as no surprise that Internet scam artists, quick to take advantage of every public concern, are looking to prey upon those who fear their husbands or wives might be listed in the database of Ashley Madison clients disclosed by hackers.


Cartel Chronicles: Cartel Attacks on Local Businesses Leave Government And Media Silent

MATAMOROS, Tamaulipas — The Tamaulipas state government and local media are silent after the executions of two local entrepreneurs in recent weeks by drug cartel gunmen. Black ribbons now decorate the doors to their businesses acting as a grim reminder of the daily life in this border city just south of Brownsville, Texas.

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Cartel Chronicles: Cartel Gunmen Hijack Buses and Extort Anonymous Tipsters Near Texas Border

MATAMOROS, Tamaulipas — Kidnapping and extortion continue to hold hostage the population of the border city of Matamoros regardless of their social strata. Most recently cartel members have once again resorted to hijacking commercial buses inside the city limits and have also begun making telephone threats and extortions at the brave few citizens that have provided authorities information about the location of illegal gasoline sales.

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