Criminal Extradited from Cyprus for Allegedly Stealing Bitcoin

Felony Extradited from Cyprus for Allegedly Stealing Bitcoin

Two alleged criminals, one suspected of stealing hundreds of Bitcoin and the opposite a cash launderer with connections to Hezbollah, had been extradited from Cyprus, based on the Division of Justice or DOJ.

One of many suspects is needed in Georgia and Arizona for cyber intrusion and extortion and the opposite is needed in Florida for money-laundering in help of Hezbollah. 

Joshua Polloso Epifaniou, a Cypriot nationwide, is accused of wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, conspiracy to commit laptop fraud and identification theft and extortion. The DOJ mentioned Epifaniou and conspirators stole private data from a web based sport writer in California, a {hardware} firm in New York, a web based employment web site in Virginia and a web based sports activities web site owned by Turner Broadcasting System from October November 2014 till 2016. He allegedly hacked into the networks and defrauded them of $56,850 in Bitcoin.

Epifaniou can also be alleged to have organized a brute drive assault on Ripoff Report in 2016 the place he held its database underneath ransom for $90,000.

The second man extradited by the DOJ is Ghassan Diab, a citizen of Lebanon accused of cash laundering over $100,000, conspiracy to launder of $100,000 and unlicensed transmission of forex. The DOJ recognized Diab as an alleged member of Hezbollah. 

The DOJ not too long ago indicted a crypto hacker who allegedly amassed hundreds of thousands in crypto and bought entry to breached networks.