Norwegian Kidnappers Demand Ransom In Monero

January 10, 2019 12:20 AM

It’s unclear whether or not Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen remains to be alive.

The spouse of an prosperous Norwegian businessman has been kidnapped, and the abductors have demanded a ransom be paid in cryptocurrency, in response to a January 9 article in Norway’s VG newspaper.

Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen, the spouse of multimillionaire actual property mogul Tom Hagen, has been lacking since October 31, 2018. That evening, Mr. Hagen says he got here dwelling to discover a ransom notice threatening that his spouse can be killed if the police or media have been notified. It demanded a ransom of 9 million euros ($10.three million) value of Monero tokens be paid for her return. Norwegian police have urged Falkevik Hagen’s household to not pay the ransom as a result of transactions made in Monero often can’t be traced.

In keeping with The New York Times, these behind the alleged kidnapping have sporadically communicated with the household by an undisclosed digital platform, though the perpetrators have given no indication as as to whether Falkevik Hagen remains to be alive.

The investigation remains to be ongoing, and Europol and Interpol have each joined the seek for the 68-year-old.

Nathan Graham is a full-time workers author for ETHNews. He lives in Sparks, Nevada, along with his spouse, Beth, and canine, Kyia. Nathan has a ardour for brand new expertise, grant writing, and brief tales. He spends his time rafting the American River, enjoying video video games, and writing.

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