Further details can be found in the police investigation into the Coincheck hack of 2018, in which $ 530 million was stolen from the crypto exchange. The Japanese authorities announced that most of those involved had “high social status”.
One of the people who participated in a NEM swap deal is worth $ 64 million
According to a report released According to Bunshun, “most” of the men involved in the case are “high-income” people. In fact, they have different professional backgrounds, e.g. B. Business leaders and doctors.
Prosecutors said the people were between 20 and 49 years old without providing any essential information about their profile. However, the latest evidence suggests that one of the robberies participated in a bogus transaction with NEM (XEM) Token.
According to the Cybercrime Countermeasures Division, the person allegedly participated in a NEM swap with another token (without a name) in a $ 64 million transaction at the time of the exchange.
However, the investigation still has significant difficulty moving forward. At least that’s what the Japanese authorities said recently, as the whereabouts of two-thirds of the missing tokens are still unknown. There is no indication of where these tokens could have ended.
Unknown whereabouts of around two thirds of the stolen tokens
The Cybercrime Countermeasures Department is a division of the Life Safety Department of the Metropolitan Police Department in Japan.
The team consists of ex-hackers who have worked for top-notch companies. They also suspect that stolen crypto assets are likely to be exchanged overseas. Nevertheless, there is no evidence that alleged cyber criminals have redeemed tokens stolen in the Coincheck hack in domestic crypto companies in fiat.
As reported by news.Bitcoin.com in early January, the Japanese police charged 30 people with alleged involvement in illegal transactions related to the well-known $ 530 million coincheck hack in 2018.
Tokyo authorities were tracking everyone’s transactions in various locations across the country. The Coincheck theft remains the biggest in the cryptocurrency industry, along with the 2014 Mt Gox hack.
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