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A Canadian adolescent was arrested in connection with an alleged CAD$46 million cryptocurrency robbery.

Hamilton Police arrested a suspected youth involved in a cryptocurrency theft of CAD$46 million. (Image: Michael Förtsch via Unsplash)
Hamilton Police arrested a suspected youth involved in a cryptocurrency theft of CAD$46 million. (Image: Michael Förtsch via Unsplash)
A collaborative investigation by the Hamilton Police and US Intelligence organisations uncovered the theft of CAD$46 million in cryptocurrencies. A victim in the US was targeted by the bad actor in a SIM swap attack. An adolescent who was allegedly involved in the incident was arrested in November 2021.
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A minor under the age of 18 from Hamilton, Ontario, was detained and charged with suspected participation in the larceny of cryptocurrency in November 2021. The Hamilton Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigations as well as the US Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force launched a cooperative investigation in March of 2020. The robbery of cryptocurrency from a citizen in the US was the subject of the inquest.

To attack the target, the suspect conducted a SIM swap operation in which the youth misled cellular network staff into replicating phone numbers in order to capture two-factor authentication requests. As a result of the SIM swap event, the victim's cryptocurrency was pilfered in the sum of CAD$46 million. This is the greatest cryptocurrency robbery perpetrated by a single individual to date.

According to police, the suspected culprit was detained for stealing over CAD$5,000.00 as well as possession of property or proceeds of property obtained by crime.

According to the collaborative inquiry, some of the looted cryptocurrency was used to buy a unique gaming username. As a result of this purchase, detectives were able to identify the account holder of the uncommon username.

Numerous cryptocurrency appropriations worth more than CAD$7 million were seized by Hamilton Police.

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Aleem Ali
Aleem Ali - Tech Writer - 33 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2021
I became fascinated with computers from the age of 5 years old, starting with Windows 95. Since then, I have developed a passion for human interactions. After completion of my undergraduate degrees, my interest in technology grew and propelled me to push into new areas. Now, I seek to expand my knowledge of technology, people, and business; and I write articles about new and exciting technology and experiences. I also enjoy gaming and design.
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Aleem Ali, 2021-11-25 (Update: 2021-11-25)