Bitcoin theft suspects arrested in Istanbul

Published 03.11.2018 00:00

Ten people were arrested in Istanbul for hacking into user accounts and stealing bitcoins.

Acting upon complaints by 14 victims, Istanbul police launched an investigation into a gang accused of hacking into emails and obtaining account information and passwords.

The victims said their bitcoins were transferred to other accounts and sold. Police discovered that the suspects stole bitcoins worth TL 437,000 ($80,206).

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