Larry Snow with the Secure Transportation and Executive Protection News podcast for Friday, June 1st, 2018.
We continue with our Lesser Known Incidents series with the kidnapping of Kevyn Wynn
In July 1993, Steve Wynn of the Wynn Resorts and Casinos received a call; a voice politely uttered a chilling statement: “Mr. Wynn, we have your daughter.” His 26-year-old daughter, Kevyn, had been kidnapped from her townhouse in a luxury gated community. Her kidnappers demanded a ransom reported between $2 million and $2.5 million. The kidnappers taped Ms. Wynn’s eyes shut, put sunglasses on her, and forced her to undress. They then took pictures of her in her underwear and threatened to release the pictures to the public if she or her father went to the police. Ms. Wynn was then permitted to dress and the defendants tied her up, placed her in her car, and drove her to the McCarran International Airport. She was released unharmed two hours later after her father paid a $1.45 million ransom in $100 bills. The kidnappers were eventually apprehended, one of them was caught the day after the kidnapping when he walked into a Ferrari dealer and wanted to buy a $200,000 Ferrari with cash.
In Vehicle News
From Digital Journal
Wearable technology contributes to distracted driving
A new study shows how the increase in availability of wearable technology is contributing to distracted driving when drivers do not take precautions to deactivate or to remove the wearable device.
In Terrorism News
The international treaty on counter-terrorism comes into effect in Turkey
The Additional Protocol of the first international treaty on foreign terrorists, which was signed in the Latvian capital Riga in 2015, was put into force in Turkey on June 1.
In Cyber Security News
White House: Federal Agencies Remain Highly Vulnerable to Data Breaches Three Years After OPM
Many federal agencies don’t know how hackers are targeting them, can’t tell when hackers steal large amounts of their data and aren’t efficiently spending the cybersecurity money they have, according to a report and action plan released last week.
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