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Turkish Police Arrested Cryptocurrency Hackers

As per Hurriyet, a major Turkish Newspaper, 14 individuals have filed complaint to local prosecution authorities in Istanbul that fraudsters have hacked their cryptocurrency wallets. Moreover, their bitcoins were stolen and transferred to other wallets, as per the complaint.


After getting these complaints, the police of Istanbul had started an inquiry against a hackers group. These hackers allegedly hacked the users' emails as well as crypto wallets for gaining account details and passwords. The hackers got the cryptocurrency wallets data by which they got an access to transfer bitcoins.


11 individuals were detained by the Turkish Police across many locations in Istanbul on October 26, 2018, after they conducted joint raids along with the special operations department of Harekat police. However, one out of those 11 suspects was released on bail by police, although that suspect will remain in judicial control. The other ten suspects were taken into custody.


The police have also seized from these alleged hackers all kinds of evidences related to the case like two fake id (i.e. identity) cards, along with many devices which were allegedly used for committing the hacks, like 22 pen drives, 18 mobile phones as well as SIM cards, and other items.


These alleged hackers of crypto wallet, as per the Turkish prosecutors, have reportedly stolen Bitcoin worth more than US$ 80,000 (i.e. 437,000 Turkish lira). As soon as the attackers group got cryptocurrency, they moved this stolen crypto to various accounts in an attempt to avoid detection and cover their tracks. However, the alleged
hackers were unable to do so completely.


Cybercrime unit of Turkey Police, during the investigtion, had apparently identified few suspects by tracking the registration numbers of new SIM card that were linked to the crypto exchanges accounts owned by hackers. The other members of crypto hacking group of Turkey were caught by the multiple security cameras while trying to withdraw
stolen money from various banks and ATM machines.


The case is still ongoing, and it is believed the Turkish authorities were still trying to look for more hacking victims for building a more stronger case against alleged hackers of the crypto wallet.

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