In 2015, a Brookings paper identified 78 perpetrators of sextortion. I found many more—both alleged perpetrators and victims’ accounts.
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The tabloid’s alleged threats fit the definition of sextortion: when a perpetrator obtains explicit images of a victim and uses that material for blackmail.
According to a new report released by the Senate intelligence committee, an entity linked with the Russian government took at least an initial step toward stockpiling explicit material with which to blackmail Americans.
A new episode of the television show Black Mirror brings sextortion to the small screen.
In a particularly lame letter dated July 14, it has given a lot of reasons why responding would be really, really hard. To which we say, uh, yeah.
Legal Momentum, along with Orrick, Herrington & Suttcliffe LLP and the Thomson Reuters Foundation, have released a new sextortion paper.
The University of New Hampshire’s new report on sextortion and our two papers are useful complements to each other in sketching out the universe of sextortion crimes.
Yesterday, Reps. Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) and Susan Brooks (R-Ind.) introduced this bill, which they have dubbed the "Interstate Sextortion Prevention Act." The bill keeps the promise Rep.
Janice Wolack and David Finkelhor of the University of New Hampshire Crimes Against Children Research Center have an important new study out on their survey of sextortion victims. I haven't read it yet, but I'm very glad someone is doing this research. Two findings immediately stand out.
A few weeks ago, The Brookings Institution released a pair of reports on the problem of sextortion, authored by me, Cody Poplin, Quinta Jurecic, and Clara Spera. (See Lawfare's previous coverage here).