Karnataka Police seizes Bitcoins worth Rs 9 crore from a Bengaluru hacker

Sandeep Patil, Bengaluru Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) on Friday informed that Karnataka Police has seized Bitcoins worth Rs 9 crore from Bengaluru based 25-year old hacker.

The hacker, Srikrishna alias Shreeki, was arrested on November 18 for allegedly breaking into government websites, online gaming portals and websites.


“During the investigation, it has been found that hacker Srikrishna hacked three Bitcoin exchanges and 10 poker sites. Bitcoins worth 9 crores have been seized in this matter,” Patil said.

Srikrishna used to hack online poker games to win money and Bitcoins online. He also confessed to hacking the e-procurement website of the Karnataka Government in 2019.

The hacker’s handiwork includes four hacked websites and three malware exploited.