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Virtual theft arrests

Police in Xi’an, capital of northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, arrested three suspects for stealing about 600 million yuan (US$87 million) worth of virtual currency by hacking. Police in Xi’an received reports in March from a man claiming his computer was illegally intruded and more than 100 million yuan worth of bitcoin and ether were stolen. Police arrested the hackers on August 15.


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