Kidnappers in Norway demand $10M Monero ransom for millionaire’s wife

Tech 9-1-2019 The Next Web 52

Police fear the wife of one of Norway‘s richest men is being held ransom for an eye-watering 9 million euros ($10M) – payable only in the popular cryptocurrency Monero. On October 31, Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen, who is married to Norwegian millionaire Tom Hagen, suddenly disappeared from her family home in Lørenskog, reports news outlet VG. Sources have now indicated that a written message was found in the Hagen house, which demanded a $10 million ransom be paid entirely with the privacy-focused cryptocurrency Monero. The note also made threats to the life of Hagen should the media or law enforcement be contacted.…

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