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Alleged Bitcoin Thief in Dark Web Phishing Scheme Arrested

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Alleged Bitcoin Thief in Dark Web Phishing Scheme Arrested

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This article was posted on Thursday, 14:24, UTC.

A man accused of stealing bitcoin from darknet marketplace accounts after tricking users to reveal their credentials via a phishing scheme has been arrested and sees multiple marches. Michael Richo, a 34-year-old from Wallingford, Connecticut was arrested yesterday by the FBI following a criminal complaint against him. The complaint alleges that Richo devised an online phishing scheme to steal bitcoins from several individuals on the dark web, according to a notice by Department of Justice (DOJ). Richo’s phishing scheme saw at least 10,000 stolen usernames and passwords saved on his computer, the complaint alleges. Lucrative Phishing Hole Targeting an ecosystem…

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Samburaj Das

Samburaj Das

Samburaj is the contributing editor at Hacked and keeps tabs on science, technology and cyber security.

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