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Bitcoin Worth $1.2M Seized From India Hacker

"Shreeki" allegedly hacked government portals, bitcoin exchanges and poker sites.

Jan 15, 2021 at 9:48 a.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 10:57 a.m. UTC

Indian police have seized bitcoin worth around 90 million rupees ($1.2 million) from a Bengaluru, Karnataka-based hacker who managed to breach governmental and other websites.

  • Bengaluru Joint Commissioner of Police Sandeep Patil confirmed the bitcoin was seized from a hacker with the surname Srikrishna who used the alias "Shreeki," according to India Today.
  • Indian authorities arrested Srikrishna on Nov. 18 for the alleged hacking of government portals, three bitcoin exchanges and 10 poker sites, using malware in four of the attacks.
  • Srikrishna confessed to hacking the e-procurement website of the Karnataka government as far back as 2019, said the report citing the ANI news agency.
  • Bengaluru, also known as Bangalore, is the center of India's IT industry. 

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