CNBC - Jan 31 - Researchers at email security company Vade Secure found the new scam earlier this year, when they saw a small number of targeted emails with apparent information from Ashley Madison breach victims. In the most typical version of sextortion, fraudsters make dubious, fictional claims about users via email. They say they've recorded them in a compromising position through their computer or that they have pictures of an alleged affair they are having. But in the new Ashley Madison cases, the scammers are using carefully selected information that appear to be from real Ashley Madison subscribers, and piecing that information into more precisely targeted emails to those individuals. The ransomers then demand ~$1K in bitcoin to keep the information silent.