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Criminals caught stealing Bitcoin in Cyprus

The Department of Justice is extraditing criminals that are caught in Cyprus. One of the two alleged criminals is suspected of stealing thousands of Bitcoins.

While the other is connected to money laundering linked to Hezbollah.

One of the said criminals is listed as wanted in Georgia and Arizona in the U.S. for cyber intrusion and extortion. The other is related to money-laundering supporting Hezbollah in Florida.

Cypriot national, Joshua Polloso Epifaniou, is accused of conspiracy to commit computer fraud, identity theft and extortion, wire fraud, and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

Epifanio is said to have stolen personal information from an online game publisher located in California.

Moreover, a hardware company in New York, an online employment site in Virginia and Online Sports website that’s owned by Turner Broadcasting System from October 2014 to 2016. He hacked on the networks and defrauded them, amounting to $56,850 worth of Bitcoin.

He is also linked with organizing a brute force attack on Ripoff Report in 2016. He had its database under ransom for $90,000.

The other man, a Lebanese, Ghassan Diab was accused of money laundering over $100,000 and unlicensed currency transmission. It is found that he is a member of Hezbollah.

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