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Hackers’ latest weapon: Cyber Extortion

After years of stealing data for fraud and corporate espionage, hackers increasingly are trying a new way to profit from their digital break-ins: extortion. Hacks involving HBO and Netflix Inc. in recent months have shed light on the extortion threat, which la...