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Argentine hackers stole $800,000 from a British cryptocurrency company: four arrested


They are accused of defrauding the firm 'Buenbit'. The gang leader had fled to France.

Four people have been arrested on charges of being part of a

hacker gang that stole $800,000 from a British cryptocurrency company


The funds would have been diverted to different accounts or virtual wallets, according to police sources.

The arrests were made in the last few hours by agents of the Technological Crimes Division, dependent on the Superintendence of Federal Investigations of the Argentine Federal Police (PFA), after a series of raids in Miramar and Lanús, by order of the criminal and correctional court N ° 40, by Judge Paula González.

According to the researchers, it all started when representatives of the international firm "Buenbit", based in London, filed a complaint with the Specialized Cybercrime Prosecutor Unit (Ufeci), headed by Horacio Azzolin, and said they had suffered a computer attack in your cryptocurrency platform


During the raids, computer devices were seized with which it is presumed that the scams against the company "Buenbit" were carried out.

According to the complaint, the hackers who acted in the maneuver seized a

sum of more than 800,000 dollars

, which were diverted to different accounts and/or virtual wallets both within Argentina and in other countries.

The judicial investigation made it possible to establish, according to police sources, that the criminal organization had also committed similar scams against other companies, which have now begun to be investigated.

The amount of the scam would exceed 800 thousand dollars.

The suspicion is that the gang is led by a man who, after having carried out the maneuver and having seized that loot in dollars, managed to

escape to France

, for which Justice has already issued an international arrest warrant.

Police sources assured that during the raids carried out in the last hours, computer devices were kidnapped with which it is presumed that the scams were carried out against the company "Buenbit".

The arrests were made in the last hours by agents of the Technological Crimes Division of the PFA.

For this reason, the Justice ordered a series of computerized expert reports, said the investigators, who assured that the four detainees will be investigated in the next few hours by Judge González.

With information from Telam.


Source: clarin

All news articles on 2023-03-28

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