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South African Police Arrest Two Kidnappers Who Asked For Ransom in Bitcoin

Mpumalanga police in South Africa recently arrested two men alleged to be responsible for the kidnapping of a teenager boy in Witbank City and a 13-year-old girl in Witbank. According to the police, the kidnapping team asked the victims’ relatives for a reward in Bitcoin in exchange for the young …

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Cryptocurrency Ransom Demands From Cyber Criminals Are on the Rise; Stay Vigilant

The security for digital asset holders has been a challenge since inception of cryptocurrencies. Today, these market participants have to deal with high volatility and the risk of being hacked hence losing their stored digital currencies. The online cyber frauds are going milestones to acquire the crypto assets from rightful …

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Blockchain Platform Steemit Bans Bitcoin Ransom Hacker Group With “9/11 Papers”

Blockchain-based content platform Steemit has banned hacker group The Dark Overlord from using the open source network, days after Twitter and Reddit took similar steps. The Dark Overlord hacker group has been in the news since the turn of 2019 after they hacked into the systems of insurance and law …

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$1 Million in Bitcoin Ransom Paid, American in Costa Rica Still Missing

Twelve people suspected to be involved in the kidnapping of the American businessman William Sean Creighton Kopko in Costa Rica have been arrested. Nine of the suspects were arrested in Costa Rica while three were nabbed in Spain, according to Television New Zealand. It’s now three months since the American …

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Millionaire’s wife missing, kidnappers demand Rs 73 crore ransom in cryptocurrency

Representative Image&nbsp New Delhi: Norwegian real estate investor and millionaire Tom Hagen’s wife Anne-Elisabeth Flakevic Hagen is believed to be kidnapped. The police revealed that Tom Hagen received a note which asked for over $10 million (Rs 73 crore) in the cryptocurrency Monero. It may be noted that Hangen’s …

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Cryptocurrency Ransom Demanded for Wife of Norwegian Tycoon

OSLO — The wife of a wealthy Norwegian businessman has been kidnapped, and demands have been made for a hefty ransom paid in cryptocurrency, the police revealed this week, as a drama that had been playing out secretly for months burst into public view. Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen went missing on …

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Kidnappers Demand $10 Million Cryptocurrency Ransom for Norwegian Billionaire’s Wife

When 68-year-old Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen disappeared from her home in Lørenskog, Norway, about 12 miles from Oslo, last October 31, police initially told her billionaire husband Tom Hagen to stay quiet. Hagen, the 172nd richest person in Norway, had apparently come home to an empty house and was worried that …

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Cryptocurrency ransom demanded for missing wife of Norwegian businessman

OSLO (Reuters) – The wife of a wealthy Norwegian businessman has gone missing in a rare suspected kidnapping and her family has received a ransom demand to be paid in cryptocurrency, police said on Wednesday. An undated police handout shows Norwegian Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen, who is the wife of real …

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