Bitcoin Ransom Of $950,000 Paid To Kidnappers For An American Man Who’s Still Missing!


Bitcoin Ransom Of $950,000 Paid To Kidnappers For An American Man Who’s Still Missing







A Bitcoin ransom of $950,000 was demanded by the kidnappers in exchange for a United States’ businessman. Despite having paid it the abducted man is still missing.


The missing man, who was the owner of an online gambling platform, has been identified as William Sean Creighton Kopko.



The man had gone missing in Costa Rica, where last September, reportedly he was wrested unawares.



All around 12 persons were arrested by the Spanish and Costa Rican police, in relation with the aforementioned kidnapping.



The family of Kopko had to pay the much demanded ransom of bitcoin worth $950K , after which the kidnappers cut the communication.



The kidnappers under suspicion absconded to Cuba, suddenly and returned to Spain in early November of 2018.



These suspects then rented an apartment and that’s when they got arrested in Zaragoza, Spain.



Tech savvy criminals have always been keen on crypto-currency and hence the harvesting of bitcoin has always been a thing.



Also, sometime earlier criminals posing as students willing to learn about bitcoin tortured a man into revealing their passwords to crypto-currency accounts.



There have been recent cases wherein, in exchange for kidnapped wives and other important entities, crypto-currency has been asked for.



Apparently, demanding bitcoins as ransom has become the latest thing.



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