Pakistan Police Schemed with Criminal Gang in Bitcoin Ransom Kidnapping

A Pakistani crime ring that extorted a partial Bitcoin ransom has been busted. All the news of a stand-off between Pakistan and India has shrouded earlier reports of an IT professor who was kidnapped and held for 20 million rupees. Shahid Naseer was kidnapped March 19th, according to a local media outlet. Faisal Yousuf, a student of Naseer’s, is named as the primary suspect. Police Involved in Plot to Extort Over 60 BTC Three police officials were involved with the ransom. One of them worked in a higher office, managing telephones for the city’s Deputy Commissioner. His name is Mazhar

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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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