AU: Police make state’s first bitcoin arrest in League of Legends hack

Kristian Silva reports:

Queensland Police have made what is believed to be the state’s first bitcoin-related arrest.

Police say about $110,000 worth of the digital currency was in the possession of Kingaroy man Shane Duffy, who is accused of hacking a US-based gaming network and selling player information to the highest bidder.


Police allege Mr Duffy hacked the League of Legends game network database between July 14 and July 26 last year, where he was able to acquire the IP addresses of players and sell them online.

Read more on Brisbane Times.

For background on the 2013 hack, see this announcement from League of Legends and this article on CNET.

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