Police cracks cyber extortion ring

Police cracks cyber extortion ring

The police’s cyber crime unit has unraveled a six-member extortion ring that wrung money from people by threatening to post their personal data and other compromising material on the internet.

Authorities were tipped off after a complaint filed by a man who claimed the group was demanding 150,000 euros not to post his personal data they had hacked into.

Three people were arrested in Athens and appeared before a prosecutor on Wednesday, while police are searching for two others.

The ringleader was, reportedly, a prison inmate. All six suspects are foreign nationals.

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Enter your information below to receive our weekly newsletters with the latest insights, opinion pieces and current events straight to your inbox.

By signing up you are agreeing to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.