Police warn the ED and the CBI after an arrested hacker alleges he broke into a bitcoin exchange in 2015.

  • A 26-year-old man, accused of several computer hacking crimes in India, has told Bengaluru police in a statement that he was involved in the first-ever hacking and theft of bitcoins from Bitfinex, the cryptocurrency exchange based in Hong Kong, in 2015 during his stay in the Netherlands.
  • Srikrishna, who is accused of multiple hacking crimes in Bengaluru, including a Rs 11.5-crore heist from the state government’s e-procurement cell in 2019, has claimed in his statement to Bengaluru Crime Branch police that he was the first person to hack the Bitfinex exchange.
  • One of the other claims made by Srikrishna to the police is that he hacked a second exchange called BTC-e.com and stole 3,000 bitcoins.
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