"We have contacted some trading companies from which bitcoins were routed, "The official Anyesh Roy explained. "Initially, they did not give an answer, but now we are about to get the information through the treaty of mutual legal assistance."
Almost half a year ago, a large exchange of encryptions in India, Coinsecure, announced that its portfolio offline had been emptied, apparently violated. Over 400 bitcoins have been stolen, thus bringing a value of some crore of Rs 20, which is $ 2,773,800 in USD at today's prices. "Later it was discovered that private keys – passwords kept by the company and stored offline – were disclosed online and led to a hack," states Times .
The seemingly international character of the crime has led India authorities to seek cooperation with Interpol in trying to track down the stolen bitcoin. It seemed that the coins were in other bags, as Mr. Roy noted.
An Inside Job?
"Mutual legal assistance treaties are agreements between two or more countries for the sharing of information.It is mainly used to request and obtain evidence for criminal investigations and prosecutions," the Times of India detailed . Five not-yet-named cryptographic exchanges that contained stolen bitcoins were discovered.
These pages reported at the time The exchange CEO openly accused his manager of crime security. "On April 9," Kaira continued, "we were informed by our CSO […] that 438.318 were stolen from our company's bitcoin wallet due to some attacks, because the private keys were held with Dr. Amitabh Saxena, we believe he is making a false story to divert our attention and could have a role to play in this incident. " Dr. Saxena was later arrested. It is unclear whether he will be appointed on Monday's formal allegations.
Among the arrests and accusations of Monday, Coinsecure began processing refunds for the victims of the summer of this year. As we explained "We are pleased to inform you that we have started the process of compensating our customers in Indian rupees, ex gratia, for the loss of their bitcoins in the attack which took place on April 9th 2018 Please note that the last date for filing complaints to us together with all appropriate documents is 30 June 2018 – We will not entertain any requests received after June 30, 2018 and will not have any responsibility towards users who try to file claims after the indicated date. " Times suggests that $ 2 million has been returned.
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January 14, 2019
January 14, 2019