Tag Archives: Ransom

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

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). Continue reading South Africa: Two Arrested for Kidnapping Boy, Demanding Bitcoin Ransom

Bitcoin Ransom: 9/11 Papers Hacker Group Banned from Steemit Platform

Steem is an open-source blockchain platform for publishing content. It works like a mixture of Reddit and Blogger, with incentivization in the form of Steem. TheDarkOverlord is the hacker group who says they have damning evidence and 9/11 papers. Yesterday, Steemit banned TheDarkOverlord. The hacker group uses Steem to publish his communiques and demands. They were previously banned from Twitter. Continue reading Bitcoin Ransom: 9/11 Papers Hacker Group Banned from Steemit Platform