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25-yr old Bengaluru hacker nabbed, Bitcoin worth Rs 9 Crore seized

Friday, 15 January 2021 (18:53 IST)
Bengaluru: Police have seized Bitcoins worth of Rs 9 crore from a 25 year-old notorious hacker, City Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Sandeep Patil said on Friday.

The hacker, identified as Srikrishna alias Shreeki, was arrested on November 18 for allegedly breaking into government websites, online gaming portals and websites. During the investigation, it was revealed that hacker Srikrishna hacked three bitcoin exchanges and 10 poker sites. Bitcoins worth of Rs 9 crore have been seized in this matter.

The hacker’s handiwork includes four hacked websites and three malware exploited.

He is known to hack online poker games to win money and Bitcoins online. He also confessed to hacking the e-procurement website of the Karnataka government in 2019.

According to Commissioner of Police Kamal Pant, the accused stayed in the Netherlands from 2014 to 2017. (UNI)

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