Greek teen arrested on charges of online blackmail

A 17-year-old has been arrested in Giannitsa, northern Greece, after being accused of trying to blackmail a young woman over the Internet.

According to the police, the teenager and a friend living in another country had set up a profile on a social networking site through which they attempted to force their victim to provide them with sexually explicit photos of herself.

Members of the Cyber Crime Unit were able to trace the Greek teenager through his Internet connections.