Bitcoin & Crypto & NFT News
On the 9th of February 2015, somebody gained access to an online computer of ours with a BTC wallet holding 445 BTC. The attacker, that also defaced our desktop with a nice picture of a Moroccan hacking group nicknamed "moroccankingdom", transferred those BTC to 5 different wallets:
16a2pR6UDyeqv1ArQ8hGXJgqVCWfoqbdUr 17MtkE39Ms9gcZBdAWS6QQCyd7qrKdVdzo 1KNgyBny6S5sA9fxU8QJC3bLFHdDAKAabU 12RrvE59LUgcRdgE5W4iPpjcr66GtW6YgV 1EMChJbxPW7vTLyaTh3TBVMm9i8BUPFA1i
Those BTC were left sitting for roughly 1.5 year, until a few weeks ago when the thieves found out how nice bitcoin mixers are, and started to mix them, leaving back (to our limited knowledge) nearly no traces.
There is an ongoing criminal investigation with the local police authorities but we're afraid they haven't enough forensics knowledge on how to potentially recover these BTC, so we are offering here a 50% bounty (that is, 222.5 BTC) to whoever can recover the said Bitcoins. The bounty applies also in case somebody provides significant information that may lead the authorities to incriminate the thieves and subsequently recover the stolen BTC, for example, but not limited to, the IP address used by the thieves or an exchange that was used by the thieves to exchange part of those BTC.
Of course we still hold the private keys of the wallet where those 445 BTC originated from and, should anybody contact us with relevant informations, we will provide signed proof of ownership.
Who knows, maybe somebody knows something that we don't about Bitcoin forensics? Please help us recover our lost funds…. Let's give it a try.