Russian Crypto Developer Kidnapped; 300 Bitcoin Stolen
Crypto related crimes are on the rise. Today, the Moscow police reported that Yury Mayorov, the creator and founder of PRIZM, a known cryptocurrency was attacked and kidnapped yesterday by four unknown assailants. They took his phone, some dollars and his laptop (that contained access to his wallet with 300 BTC).
The kidnap took place in Moscow. Yuri was withdrawing some dollars for an upcoming trip to India when he was intercepted by four guys who forcedly made him go up in a van. When they released him at an unknown place, they gave him a pill with a glass of vodka.
The Russian police are making inquiries to try to find the kidnappers. It was not disclosed if Yuri’s wallet was drained of the alleged funds. These kinds of crimes are expected to keep happening in the near future. Last week a man was in Taiwan was robbed of 170,000 dollars worth of bitcoin, but the assailants were captured. Also in Russia, last week a man had his face disfigured till he transferred 100 bitcoin to their assailants.