Theanonymouswomenis allegedto have illegally transferred100,000 Ripple [XRP] earlier inthe month of Jan.,from adigital wallet ownedby a 56-year-old man,in line witha report by ZDNet. She wasin caughtby the police following a raid at her homeaftera 10-month long investigation.
Following the hacking of his email account, the victim had reportedly becomefastenedout of his cryptowallet for 2days.oncehe managed to regain access, he found the Ripple [XRP] was gone.
Another report by NewsfirmAustralia alleges thatthe womentransferred the XRP units “intoa crypto exchangeprimarily basedin China,thatwas laterconvertedinto bitcoin.”
At the time of thethieving, Ripple [XRP] wastrading at a price around $3.50 USD.Because ofthe sharp fall inworthsince then, XRP ispricearound $0.45 USD at press reporting time,makingthispriceof thestolenfundssimplyover $45,500 USD.
Newsfirmquotes Detective Superintendent Arthur Katsogiannis,crimeSquad Commander, New South WalesPolice Force, stating:
“An email account isa lot morevaluable thanindividualsever realises – scammersaremore and moretargeting emails as they link the individual tomonetaryaccounts andalternativepersonaldata.”
Katsogiannisadditionallystressed that email accounts containing personal andmonetaryinfoought tohave a “minimum of two-factor authentication.”
Newsfirmfurtheradds thatthe womenhas been granted conditional bail and would be appearing at a local court on19th Nov. this year.