Jan 19

Dutch hacker holds jailbroken iPhones “hostage” for €5 Updated

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via Dutch hacker holds jailbroken iPhones "hostage" for €5 Updated.

 

If the "hacker" clearly states that he does not care if the user do pay the ransom or not and that in either case he will not do any harm to the "hostage", then is "hostage" still an appropriate term?