China: Three Hackers Arrested for Allegedly Stealing $87 Million in Crypto

Chinese police have arrested three “highly experienced” hackers suspected of stealing up to 600 million yuan (around $87.3 million) in crypto, local news outlet Xinhua reported August 18.

The alarm was reportedly first raised by an individual identified by the surname Zhang, who is said to have first filed his complaint March 30 with local police in the northwestern city of Xi’an. The victim claimed that his computer had been hacked, resulting in the theft of Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) and other crypto holdings worth up to 100 million yuan ($14.5 million). Initial investigations by a dedicated police task force indicated that the suspects had used a remote attack to transfer funds from Zhang’s computer without leaving a trace, in what is reportedly considered to be a “rare case.” The authorities are said to have received assistance from several local internet service providers, allowing them to identify the first suspect, an individual

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