Two Wanted Bitcoin Fraudsters Extradited From Cyprus.

Two Wanted Bitcoin Fraudsters Extradited From Cyprus.

2020-07-19 | Eddy Morgan

Two Wanted Bitcoin Fraudsters Extradited From Cyprus.

Two alleged criminals, one among of which was suspected of stealing thousands of Bitcoin, while the other a money launderer with connections to Hezbollah, were extradited from Cyprus, consistent with the Department of Justice or DOJ.

One of the suspects is needed wanted in Georgia and Arizona for cyber intrusion and extortion, while the other is wanted within Florida for money-laundering in support of Hezbollah.

Joshua Polloso Epifaniou, a Cypriot national, is accused of money laundering, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, conspiracy to commit computer fraud and scams and extortion. The DOJ revealed that Epifaniou and conspirators stole personal data from a web game publisher in California, a hardware company in NY, a web based employment website based in Virginia and an online sports site owned by Turner Broadcasting System from October November 2014 to 2016. He allegedly hacked into the networks and defrauded them of $56,850 USD in Bitcoin [BTC].

Epifaniou is additionally imagined to have organized a brute web attack on Ripoff Report earlier in 2016 where he held its database under ransom for $90k.

The 2nd man extradited by the DOJ is Ghassan Diab, a citizen of Lebanon accused of laundering over $100k, conspiracy to laundering of $100k and unlicensed transmission of currency. The DOJ identified Diab as an alleged member of Hezbollah.

Recently also, DOJ revealed a cryptocurrency hacker who allegedly amassed millions in crypto assets and sold access to breached networks.

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