Eco-activist paid ransomware 1.4 million baht in bitcoins

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Avelife's cofounder of social and environmental projects in Singapore, Mark Cheng, has been abducted by a business partner in Thailand. The extortionist demanded a ransom of 1.4 million Thai baht (about $46 thousand), writes The New Paper.

On January 9, Cheng, along with his colleague Lee Wei Kim, arrived at Bangkok International Airport, from where they took a taxi to Chachoengsao Province. However, when they stopped at a gas station, masked men ran up to the car and forcibly transplanted them into a black Ford Ranger. Subsequently, it turned out that this pickup belongs to Thai actor Chano Pemberger.

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