The Venezuelan Science, Criminal and Criminal Police Corps (CICPC) released the capture of José Manuel Osorio Mendoza and Kelvin Jonathan Diaz on Monday. two hackers who traded against BANCAR, an exchange registered and authorized in Venezuela, to steal a total of 101 bitcoin.
According to the police, the arrest of the perpetrators would have been achieved thanks to a monitoring of the hackers’ Internet connections, which is checked according to their own information. They used the state internet provider CANTV to conduct all of the criminal operations in question.
However, according to the publication, it is not entirely clear how the alleged hackers breached the BANCAR exchange systems Those captured “bypassed all security” of the exchange and made transactions without BANCAR’s approval. Another piece of information that stands out when the specimen is published is the information recorded They were the only ones authorized to “access the system for improvements, maintenance and changes”.So one could assume that the hackers had a relationship with the affected exchange.
Phishing scams also affect the Venezuelan market
Beyond this attack by hackers, Venezuela’s National Superintendent of Crypto Assets and Related Activities (SUNACRIP) recently warned of various phishing attacks carried out to deceive users through fake exchange messages, specifically mentioning the Patria system, the Bank of Venezuela and the new exchange funded by SUNACRIP itself, VEX.