South Africa: Two Arrested for Kidnapping Boy, Demanding Bitcoin Ransom

By CCN.com: Two people have been arrested by police in Mpumalanga, South Africa in connection with the kidnapping of a 13-year-old boy in Witbank whose family was then told to pay the equivalent of $ 120,000 in bitcoin (approximately 32.89 BTC at press time). Local Police Nab Crypto Kidnappers South Africa’s Times reports that following the May 2018

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$3.5 Million: Turkish Kidnapping Gang Targeting Bitcoin Holders Busted

According to Turkish newspaper Habertürk, police recently managed to capture a gang of five extortionists in Merter, a suburb west of Istanbul, one of the country's biggest cities, making it the first time police carried out an operation in a bitcoin-related crime in Turkey. The extortionists, according to …
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