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A criminal is extradited from Cyprus for allegedly stealing Bitcoin

Two alleged criminals, one suspected of stealing thousands of dollars in Bitcoin and the other a money launderer linked to Hezbollah, have been extradited from Cyprus, according to the Department of Justice or the DOJ.

One of the suspects is wanted in Georgia and Arizona for cyber intrusion and extortion, and the other is requested in Florida for money laundering in support of Hezbollah.

Joshua Polloso Epifaniou, a Cypriot citizen accused of cable fraud, conspiracy to commit cable fraud, conspiracy to commit computer fraud, identity theft and extortion. The Justice Department said that Epifaniou and the conspirators stole personal information from an online game maker in California, a hardware company in New York, an online employment website in Virginia and an online sports website from Turner Broadcasting System, from October 2014 to November 2016. Allegedly Hacking in networks and stole them $ 56,850 in Bitcoin.

A criminal is extradited from Cyprus for allegedly stealing Bitcoin
A criminal is extradited from Cyprus for allegedly stealing Bitcoin

It is also stated that Epifaniou carried out a brute-force attack on the Ripoff report in 2016, which kidnapped the database and ransomed $ 90,000.

The second man extradited by the DOJ is Ghassan Diab, a Lebanese citizen charged with laundering more than $ 100,000, conspiracy to launder money, and unauthorized money transfer. The Ministry of Justice He identified Diab as a suspected member of Hezbollah.

The DOJ recently accused a crypto hacker who is said to have used up millions of cryptocurrencies by selling access to the breached networks.

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