FBI Alerting Southland Residents Of 'Virtual Kidnapping' Scam The FBI says people claiming to be kidnappers are terrorizing local families.
Report: LA Valley College Pays Hackers $28K RansomThe hackers locked the school's file, email and messaging systems and threatened to delete them.
LA Hospital Paid $17K Ransom To Hackers Of Its Computer NetworkThe chief executive of a Los Angeles hospital says it paid a ransom in bitcoins equivalent to about $17,000 to hackers who infiltrated and disabled its computer network.
Attorney For Boyfriend Who Reported Kidnap-For-Ransom Denies Hoax Allegations By PoliceA woman who was reported to have been kidnapped in Northern California and was later found safe in Orange County arrived to Vallejo Thursday to speak with police detectives.
Mass Cyber Attack Locking, Holding Apple Devices Ransom Reaches Southern CaliforniaA global cyber attack, in which a hacker is targeting and locking ipad, iphone and other Mac devices, and sending out a ransom message to the afflicted, has reportedly reached the Southland.
Actress Tricia O’Kelley Says Dognapped Pooch Is Home SafeLos Angeles police Friday continued to search for a man suspected in the dognapping of a 5-pound deaf Yorkie.
Amber Alert Issued For Girl, 17, Being Held For RansomAn Amber Alert has been issued for a 17-year-old girl who was abducted by two suspects Friday from her home in Nevada.
Man Sentenced To 17 Years For Brutal KidnappingA Los Angeles man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for participating in the brutal kidnapping of a man who was shot, beaten and held captive for days while his tormentors tried to negotiate a $1 million ransom payment.
Valley Residents Get Prison For Kidnap-For-RansomSix San Fernando Valley residents have been sentenced to between eight and 28 years in state prison for kidnap-for-ransom.
Woman In Critical Condition After Being KidnappedA woman was hospitalized in critical condition Friday after being kidnapped in Apple Valley.

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