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Justice Department Says It Seized $3.6 Billion Stolen in 2016 Cryptocurrency Exchange Hack

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U.S. Justice Department seized more than $3.6 billion in cryptocurrency. The recovered sum was linked to the hack of the Bitfinex virtual currency exchange in 2016. The two suspects were arrested in Manhattan on Tuesday morning. They are accused of using sophisticated techniques to launder the stolen money and conceal the transactions.
5 months ago·New York, United States

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Reuters

U.S. accuses couple of laundering $4.5 billion in Bitcoin tied to big 2016 hack

The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday it has unraveled its biggest-ever cryptocurrency theft, seizing a record-shattering $3.6 billion in Bitcoin tied to the 2016 hack of digital currency exchange Bitfinex.

5 months ago·United Kingdom
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News18 India

U.S. Accuses Couple Of Laundering $4.5 Billion In Bitcoin Tied To Big 2016 Hack

The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday it has unraveled its biggestever cryptocurrency theft, seizing a recordshattering $3.6 billion in Bitcoin tied to the 2016 hack of digital currency exchange Bitfinex.

5 months ago·India
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The Guardian

US married couple arrested for allegedly conspiring to launder $4.5bn in bitcoin

Husband and wife, a rapper on TikTok, are accused in the US’s biggest-ever cryptocurrency theft case

5 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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CBS Local

Justice Dept. Announces $3.6B Crypto Seizure, New York Couple Arrested

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced Tuesday its largest-ever financial seizure — more than $3.6 billion — and the arrests of a New York couple accused of conspiring to launder billions of dollars in cryptocurrency stolen from the 2016 hack of a virtual currency exchange.Federal law enforcement officials said the recovered sum was linked to the hack of Bitfinex, a virtual currency exchange whose systems were breached by hackers nea…

5 months ago·United States
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The Independent

$3.6bn bitcoin seized from New York couple charged over Bitfinex cryptocurrency hack

It is the largest seizure of cryptocurrency in the history of the Justice Department

5 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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USA Today

New York couple arrested in alleged scheme to launder billions in stolen bitcoin

Ilya Lichtenstein, 34, and his wife Heather Morgan, 31, were arrested in Manhattan.

5 months ago·United States
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