Chinese police have arrested three suspects in theft of bitcoins and another cryptocurrency in the amount of $ 87 million, reports Xinhua.
The investigation lasted several months. Suspects were arrested in Beijing and the provinces of Hunan and Changchun. Representatives of law enforcement agencies noted that several unnamed Internet companies provided assistance to the authorities in the framework of investigative actions.
In March, victim named Jan reported on the theft from his computer cryptocurrency for $ 14.5 million. First, the police found out the data of one suspect named Zhou, and then it became known about his accomplices.
During the investigation, it was found that the suspects committed a series of cyber attacks on corporate and private networks and were able to steal $ 87 million in cryptocurrency.
The police added that the investigation is continuing. Nevertheless, this case has already become one of the largest in terms of the amount of stolen cryptocurrency assets.