The gaming community tend to be popular targets of hacking extortion, where victims are subjected to a number of demands.
The criminals demands usually involve money and threaten the victim that if they don't cooperate, the harassment will continue. Other cases have seen online games being taken over and hackers demanding money to unblock the users access.
Websites have also been hacked, where website content is altered and victims denied any access to the website until they have paid the offender. In some cases, this has occurred as a result of failed business negotiations.
View different types of fraud on the Action Fraud's A-Z of fraud (opens in new window).