Here is something we security professionals don’t see across our desks everyday. But although Blackmail rarely occurs or is seldom reported to security, that does not mean it can’t become a request from a client. Learn what to do from subject matter experts on this WSJ article.
New Squeeze: You’ve Got Blackmail
It’s not just people like John Stamos and David Letterman. Even noncelebrities are increasingly being targeted in alleged blackmail plots, say security and law-enforcement experts.
Some private security experts say a growing number of clients are calling on them for protection from extortion threats. The severe recession and high unemployment rates, as well as general turmoil following last year’s economic meltdown, appear to be swelling the ranks of blackmailers, they say.