Iceland was the place where one of the most impressive cryptocurrency-related thief took place. An individual (or a group of people), stole 600 PCs, 600 graphic cards, and other important hardware used to mine cryptocurrencies. But now, the main suspect in the theft has escaped and explained why he did it.
Icelandic Cryptocurrency Theft
On February the 2nd, 2018, a thief decided to steal an important cryptocurrency mining farm located in Iceland. The country is one of the most secure in the world and things like that do not use to happen. This situation has lead to an incredible attention from the media and the imprisonment of one suspect.
Sindri Þór Stefánsson, has been jailed in an Icelandic prison. But Mr Stefánsson has escaped from the prison where he was staying. He claims that he was free to travel, that’s why he decided to leave and take a plane to Sweden.
In a letter sent to Frettabladid newspaper, Sindri Stefánsson commented:
“I simply refuse to be in prison of my own will, especially when the police threatens to arrest me without any explanation, I have been in custody for two and a half months unsuccessfully, without evidence, but only because of police suspicion. That’s what I’m angry about. I have not been published a single testimony and I was threatened with longer isolation while isolation took place.”
At the moment, the suspect has not been found and specialists, including the police, believe that he is in Spain. But at the moment, the local authorities were not able to capture the theft of the bitcoin mining hardware. $60,000 dollars are given as a reward to those who will help solve the problem and discover who stole the computing machines.
Cryptocurrency Related Thefts
As cryptocurrencies increase in price and people gets more interested for them, it is more dangerous also for individuals to own bitcoin. There have been registered several Bitcoin-related thefts in the last couple of months.
Back in February 2018, two individuals in Taiwan suffered from an attack from other three individuals that stole their bitcoins. Two friends wanted to sell their 18 Bitcoin in person, but three stealers gave them something to drink and stole all the funds they had.
The Tai police confirmed that they captured one of the three suspects, while the other two have not been yet found.
There are many situations in which stealers decide to use violence in order to steal cryptocurrencies. It is always important to be careful when we deal with cryptocurrencies and if you are interested in selling coins, the best would be to do it in a crypto exchange.
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