Iceland’s ‘Big Bitcoin Heist’ Suspect Has Been Arrested
Iceland's alleged bitcoin mining computer thief Sindri Thor Stefansson, who escaped from prison last week, was arrested in Amsterdam Monday.
Authorities arrested five suspected in the theft of almost 100 bitcoin machines.
A private wallet operated by the Fusion Foundation was drained of its funds, accounting for roughly 25 percent of the total FSN token supply.
The 25-year-old received a sentence of more than two years for the 2018 theft of XRP worth around $300,000 at the time.
The U.S. Treasury mentioned cryptocurrency thefts as one of the reasons for the action against the Lazarus Group, Bluenoroff and Andariel.
Bitmain has filed a lawsuit against an anonymous thief in a US federal court, who allegedly stoled 617 bitcoin from the crypto mining giant.