German law enforcement officers confess to being targeted twice by a hacker who stole 36 million euros from an imprisoned Bitcoin wallet.
In 2016, police in the Rhineland-Palatinate area conducted an Internet drug trafficking raid. The law enforcers were able to sabotage one of the locations, Chemical Love.
The primary suspect was also apprehended. He was charged and convicted. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison and a fine of 1.5 million euros by the judge.
During the investigation, police seized a bitcoin wallet containing 757 BTC. All efforts to get it under control, however, were futile. However, it was overseen by an anonymous hacker.
The attacker successfully hacked the device twice. First, on March 1, 2017, 265 BTC were removed. At the end of 2019, the remaining 489 bitcoins were stolen.
Police recently revealed that they had no idea where the money went or how the perpetrator could escape. Twice, actually. The case’s specifics have not been disclosed. An investigation is currently underway.