Half Million Dollar Ransom Made In Bitcoin

For one Canadian expatriate the term "Ransomware" has taken a more literal turn. According to The Tico Times Ryan Piercy was allegedly kidnapped and held for roughly a month by attackers who demanded a half million dollar ransom to be paid in Bitcoin. Piercy arrived home Saturday via taxi, so if Piercy was indeed held for ransom it seems incredibly likely the ransom was paid and the scheme worked as advertised.

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  1. It is even hard to comment about that. It's no guilt at all of Bitcoin, but as the bitcoin is infinitely better than any other form of money, it is clear that it will be used. An ugly metal, however valuable and teleports? Every scammer must be cut off from the face of the Earth, this plague ruins humanity.

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