Eurojust helps unravel €24 million cryptocurrency theft

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Members of the audience are silhouetted against a presentation slide showsing the Bitcoin logo during the Interpol World Congress 2017 in Singapore, 04 July 2017. The congress runs from 04 to 07 July and features around 200 security exhibitors.

Eurojust helps unravel €24 million cryptocurrency theft


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The UK and Dutch national authorities, in a joint operation with Eurojust and Europol, arrested 6 people as part of an ongoing investigation into a €24 million cryptocurrency theft.
The thieves are suspected of targeting users’ bitcoin tokens, affecting at least 4 000 victims in 12 countries; these numbers are expected to grow further. With the active support of Eurojust and Europol, the authorities seized a larger number of electronic devices, equipment and valuable assets.

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