Turkish Police Detained 11 Criminals That Stole Bitcoins for 80 Thousand

The Cybercrime Department of the Turkish National Police has arrested 11 people who are suspected of breaking into cryptocurrency wallets. This has been reported by the Turkish edition Hürriyet.

Istanbul police received appeals from 14 citizens. According to the victims, their cryptocurrency wallets were hacked, and Bitcoins were stolen from there. Law enforcement agencies launched an investigation and a search campaign for the criminals who hacked emails, account data and passwords.

The number of stolen BTC equals to 437 thousand TRY or $80 thousand. Presumably, the hackers transferred the cryptocurrency to several fake accounts in order to convert it into fiat currency.

On October 26, 11 people were arrested in different parts of Istanbul by agents of the cybercrime unit. The alleged criminals were found through SIM-cards that were registered on crypto exchanges. Additionally, the police monitored stolen assets through banks’ security cameras, in case of a quick transfer of funds. During the arrest, the police seized two fake IDs, identifying individuals, a number of devices that were used for hacking, a SIM card and 22 flash devices.

At the moment, the investigation is ongoing. Allegedly, there are many more victims of hacking.

We remind you that recently, a group of players of a popular computer game “Call of Duty” have stolen 3.3 million dollars.

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