According to one Press release which was released on June 25, the Europol in cooperation with the South West Regional Cyber Crime Unit of the United Kingdom, the Dutch police, Eurojust and the National Crime Agency of the United Kingdom (NCA), have arrested six people guilty of stealing a huge amount of money in Bitcoin format.
As reported in the press release, malicious agents used so-called typosquatting, a fraudulent technique to steal their victims' credentials, creating a fake fraudulent website, usually having a similar name to an existing one website and then logged the login data.
In this case, the report notes that Europol believes that hackers they were able to use the typosquatting technique to steal the login details, which gave them access to their victims' digital wallets and of course the money they had in them. Europol reports that hackers used this method to steal Bitcoins from at least 4.000 users in 12 different countries.
According to the survey, the six people considered guilty are based in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. According to the report, Europol provided co-ordination to British and Dutch organizations, who shared information and evidence at their seats before arrests.
As reported earlier by Cointelegraph, malware malware monitors have found a Cryptohopper clone site that has stolen user credentials. The site uses the same logo as the original Cryptohopper site to deceive users from installing its executable, which downloads and performs mining while also conveying Trojans designed to steal cryptocurrencies.