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a. The release of property or a person in return for payment of a demanded price.
b. The price or payment demanded or paid for such release.
2. Christianity A redemption from sin and its consequences.
tr.v. ran·somed, ran·som·ing, ran·soms
a. To obtain the release of by paying a certain price.
b. To release after receiving such a payment.
2. Christianity To deliver from sin and its consequences.

[Middle English raunson, raunsom, from Old French rançon, from Latin redēmptiō, redēmptiōn-, a buying back; see redemption.]

ran′som·er n.
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(30) See Michael del Castillo, To Catch a Ransomer: How the FBI
At this point it is unclear if the ransom has been paid and the site will return to operation or if the ransomer followed through on the threat and provided the database of hackers to the FBI, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice and the Department of Treasury.
O ghostly Treasure, O Ransomer and Redeemer, of all the world Hope and Conductor, Mirror of joy, and Founder of mercy, which enlumineth heaven and earth thereby, hear his clamorous complaint, though it late be: Receive his prayers.