Bulgarian Prosecutors Detain Three Hackers Allegedly Involved in $5 Million Crypto Theft

Helen Partz reports:

Bulgarian Gendarmerie forces and specialized prosecutors have arrested three hackers allegedly involved in stealing $5 million in crypto, Sofia-based newspaper 24 Chasa reports Monday, Nov. 26.

Bulgarian police reportedly seized cryptocurrencies worth around $3 million, as well as the equipment allegedly used by the thefts, including computers, flash drives, and a hardware portfolio for storage of crypto data.

Apart from notebooks containing crypto accounts, the prosecutors have also seized a car that was allegedly purchased with stolen funds and worth about 60,000 in Bulgarian Lev (BGN) (about $35,000). According to prosecutors, the suspects implemented new hacking methods and performed advanced computer skills in the scam. The criminals also used specialized software for the hacking scheme.

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