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.

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“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.