Law enforcement bodies of Ukraine announced the arrest of the inhabitant of Kiev region, which, as an employee of one of the cryptocurrency exchanges, was involved in the theft of user funds. In total, the detainee is accused of stealing bitcoin and other altcoins for the sum more than 700 thousand hryvnia (about $26 500).

As reported in Department of police of national police of Ukraine, the suspect worked in the technical support unnamed British exchange.

“Having access [to the bills], the attacker took advantage of his position and stole money from bitcoin and allcoin-customer accounts. Conversion and withdrawal of funds occurred via online exchangers. Set the amount of damages, which is the equivalent of more than 720 thousand hryvnias”, — reads the statement of the police.

The proceeds of crime of money a man spent on gambling on virtual simulators of slot machines.

For unauthorized intervention in work of computers, automated systems, computer networks or telecommunication networks, the detainee is suspected of an offence under article 361 of the criminal code of Ukraine. Additionally, the issue of declaring him more suspicion in theft of funds (article 185 criminal code of Ukraine).

It is also reported that currently the staff of the cyber police to check the legality of activities on the territory of Ukraine of a number of online exchangers through which carried out the conversion and withdrawal of the stolen funds.

Recall that in late December, the postal and telecommunications of Ukraine have arrested a 22-year-old resident of Zaporozhye region, which has spread a virus into the network to steal personal information, including data about cryptocurrency wallets.

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