US Justice Department charges two men in Mt. Gox hack By Cointelegraph


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The United States Justice Department has unsealed charges against two men it says are responsible for the $400 million hack of former exchange Mt. Gox. According to the announcement, 43-year-old Alexey Bilyuchenko and 29-year-old Aleksandr Verner allegedly conspired to launder 647,000 Bitcoin (BTC) they stole from Mt. Gox through a hack of the exchange’s servers.

Bilyuchenko is also charged with conspiring to operate the BTC-e exchange, which was shut down in 2017 due to money laundering allegations.