In Estonia, police have arrested a hacker suspected of stealing bitcoins with a total value of 2.5 billion euros. His name and the details of the case were not disclosed because the investigation is ongoing.
It is known that an attacker several years stealing user passwords from e-mail accounts and thus have access to their cryptocurrency wallets. Translating means, dependent from casino hacker, he had spent it all gambling, “playing wherever he could.”
“Because people used the same password in multiple accounts, and not used two-factor authentication, he continued to clean up their accounts”, — says head of Department on fight against cybercrime of Central criminal police.
Recall that in Scotland, Castle Craig hospital, which deals with the rehabilitation of people with drug, alcohol, and gambling, began offering a course designed for people with painful dependence on trade cryptocurrencies. During hospitalization the clinic clients help to understand the reasons underlying such behavior, and to get rid of them.
With regard to gambling hacker, that is, in this story, something that doubt. Too large amounts of just slipping through my fingers, and at the time of arrest pockets “moth eaten”. Dark either the attacker or the police. But something is clearly fishy.