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Tag: ransom

Radiohead’s Thom Yorke to release ‘dystopian’ new album, short film

'I thought a really good way of expressing anxiety creatively was in a dystopian environment,' says Thom Yorke to Crack magazine recently.

Radiohead snubs hackers’ ransom demand

The British band refused to give into ransom demand instead wants to sell the stolen music for climate activists.

Cops rescue Syrian kidnap victim in a matter of hours in...

A group had earlier demanded RM100,000 in ransom for his release.

Bitcoin ransoms just are not what they used to be

Cryptocurrencies have long been a favourite ransom tender for cyber criminals thanks to the currencies' anonymous nature.

IS releases six of 27 Druze hostages held in southern Syria

The releases are part of an agreement with the Syrian government.

Kidnappers demanding RM4 million ransom for fishermen, say cops

Sabah police commissioner Omar Mammah says no time period was given for the payment of ransom for two Indonesian fishermen kidnapped on Sept 11.

‘The Raid’ director teams with Netflix for a bloody terrifying ‘Apostle’...

Apostle is about Thomas Richardson who travels to a remote island to rescue his sister who is kidnapped by a mysterious religious cult.

2 men kidnapped off Pulau Gaya, Semporna

Police have not ruled out the possibility that the victims were abducted by a kidnap-for-ransom group.

Kidnapping of 2 teens in Johor solely for ransom, say cops

Police say the two families were told to pay RM120,000 to secure their release.

Liberty refused to pay ransom after computer systems hacked

Liberty Holdings Ltd. said it refused a ransom demand after hackers breached its information-technology infrastructure and accessed some emails. The stock fell the most in a month.

5 years jail for two who kidnapped man for RM19 mil...

Businessman was leaving a hotel when he was abducted in a Proton Preve car with a police logo.

Police: Man shot dead named, belongs to Abu Sayyaf group

Abu Paliyak, or Komander Paliyak @ Yusuf, belonged to a group responsible for 2014 cross-border crimes in Esszone and waters off southern Philippines.

Misuari: Malaysia-friendly elements sabotaging Philippine peace talks

The former Mindanao governor says president Rodrigo Duterte is more effective in negotiating with Muslim separatists than previous administrations ‘conspiring with Malaysia’.

Hostage taker in 2000 Sipadan kidnapping caught with grenade

Abdulmubin Salahuddin was arrested in Zamboanga City for his alleged role in being one of the Abu Sayyaf abductors who took 21 people from the island resort 17 years ago.

Nabbed: 5 suspects using WeChat to kidnap victims

The arrests of the suspects followed a report lodged by an Indian national engineer when the five tried to blackmail him into paying a ransom to free his friend.

Wife and children of missing Pastor Koh pine for him

It has been almost two months since Pastor Raymond Koh was abducted in broad daylight.

Abu Sayyaf demands RM8.8m in ransom for 5 Malaysians

The terror group rejects intermediaries and directly contacts the families and employers of the five sailors it captured on July 19.

Putrajaya investigating Nur Misuari’s claim on kidnappings

Minister Shahidan Kassim in answering question in Parliament says 'necessary action will be taken soon'.

Kidnapped fisherman phones boss for RM180,000 ransom

Trawler owner says kidnappers who took three men last week also phoned the wife of one victim.

Police free 9 foreigners found chained and starving

The raid came after families of the victims in Bangladesh received threats that the victims would be killed if ransom of RM15,000 each was not paid.

Two held over kidnapping of businessman

Suspects were picked up after they released victim the same day after ransom of RM20,000 was paid.

Families deny receiving ransom demands

They are praying that the five Malaysians kidnapped off Lahad Datu will be returned safely.

RM17 mil for the release of five Malaysian sailors

One of the kidnapped sailors tells his employer that they are being held in the Southern Philippines by bandits who want 200 million pesos as ransom.

Nur Jazlan wants talk on RM12 million ransom to stop

Amid calls for a probe into the issue, Deputy Minister says it will only encourage more kidnappings.