It's unclear how Foley's family and GlobalPost responded to the ransom demand, but the information was passed on to authorities.
Earlier, Hamas said it would target high-value Israeli installations and warned international carriers to avoid Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.
The Marburg virus was first detected in 1967 and causes a disease with a similar progression as Ebola's.
John is said to be the ringleader of three British jihadists entrusted with guarding foreign hostages in Raqqa, Syria.
The proposed reform comes as China's leader seeks to curb public disquiet over luxuries enjoyed by senior party officials.
The transaction, which is said to be the biggest in Infineon’s history, is expected to close later this year or in early 2015.
James Foley's parents eulogized their son, emphasizing his love for telling untold stories and his bravery in the face of death.