Two People Arrested In Israel In Link To the Earlier 'Bitfinex' Exchange Hack - Report.

Two People Arrested In Israel In Link To the Earlier 'Bitfinex' Exchange Hack - Report.

2019-06-24 | Big Bob

Two People Arrested In Israel In Link To the Earlier 'Bitfinex' Exchange Hack - Report.

In line with a recent report by ‘Finance Magnates’, Two Israeli brothers are in remission in link to the recent hack case of the renowned cryptocurrency exchange ‘Bitfinex’ & other cryptocurrency-related phishing attacks.

An Israeli police spokesperson reportedly told Finance Magnates that ‘Eli Gigi’ and his younger brother ‘Assaf Gigi’ spammed millions of dollars. The arrested individuals are suspected of being answerable for long-run systematic hack of 'cryptocurrencies' by maliciously accessing other users personal information.

The two allegedly created credential-stealing clones of leading on-line cryptocurrency exchanges and wallets and then sent links to those phishing sites on several Telegram groups as well as other cryptocurrency-related communities. The 2 are additionally charged of being liable for the 2016 Bitfinex hack, that saw multiple accounts being compromised.

As 'reported' earlier in June, the funds hacked within the attack’s have been recently moved.

The police added that the alleged victims were primarily based out of the EU [European Union] and U.S., that resulted within the matter being investigated by multiple enforcement agencies in many countries.

Within the raid, the police reportedly found a cryptocurrency wallet considerably containing less funds than the two that the two accused are believed to have scammed. Finance Magnates conjointly adds that ‘Eli Gigi’ is a graduate of an elite technological unit of the Israel Defence Forces that selects youth with outstanding academic capabilities.

As 'reported' earlier this week, a recent Firefox zero-day security flaw was employed within the attacks against the leading cryptocurrency exchange and wallet service provider ‘Coinbase’. The flaw was supposedly merged with another 0-day flaw targeting Coinbase staff, meaning that there have been two separate attacks.

While Coinbase was affected, the exchange’s security researcher named ‘Philip Martin’ that Coinbase wasn't the sole crypto-related company targeted within the campaign as there was no proof of the campaign targeting exchange users.

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