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Bitcoin Worth $1.2M Seized From India Hacker

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Indian police have seized bitcoin worth around 90 million rupees ($1.2 million) from a Bengaluru, Karnataka-based hacker who managed to breach governmental and other websites.

  • Bengaluru Joint Commissioner of Police Sandeep Patil confirmed the bitcoin was seized from a hacker with the surname Srikrishna who used the alias “Shreeki,” according to India Today.

  • Indian authorities arrested Srikrishna on Nov. 18 for the alleged hacking of government portals, three bitcoin exchanges and 10 poker sites, using malware in four of the attacks.

  • Srikrishna confessed to hacking the e-procurement website of the Karnataka government as far back as 2019, said the report citing the ANI news agency.

  • Bengaluru, also known as Bangalore, is the center of India’s IT industry.

Read more: Indian Users Almost 5 Times More Likely to Encounter Crypto Hacking: Microsoft Report

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