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noun as in racketeer

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However, this approach to stop organizations from paying money to extortionists can cause negative recourse for victims.

Attacks are likely to become more elaborate and lucrative for cyber extortionists.

From there, the extortionists infected as many as 1,500 networks that relied on the 60 customers for services.

Downplaying the ransomware threat seems foolish when it continues to grow at a rapid pace and when the extortionists are, shall we say, less than trustworthy.

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There have been reports of a city, often suggested to be in Brazil, having its electricity cut off by extortionist hackers.

The lawyers accused Stephens of being an “extortionist” and handed him his own criminal background report, he said.

Driver an extortionist; but I knew the exact distance, to the tenth of a kilometre.

Nor do I think anything in her own life would give a blackmailer or an extortionist anything to go on.

More often, it is the by product and end result of lobbying, political hand bending and extortionist muscle.


On this page you'll find 5 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to extortionist, such as: loan shark, mobster, criminal, and shark.

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