Bitcoin thieves abound, but Law Enforcement is getting smart and stepping up

According to a federal criminal complaint filed last month in Philadelphia, Theodore Price admitted that he had written software capable of stealing millions of dollars in bitcoins from individual bitcoin wallets. He allegedly admitted to purchasing the software on a dark net market and recoding it to infiltrate e-mail accounts with bitcoin wallets. Price also allegedly admitted that he had a fake passport in the name of the actor Jeremy Renner, and that Price had prepared to flee the U.S. on a private jet to evade arrest. Price is now in federal custody, charged with access device fraud and identity theft.

Price was arrested following his girlfriend’s report of her parents’ missing laptops and credit cards. Looking for the property at Price’s residence, the girlfriend found computer bags containing the missing credit cards as well as folders containing documents bearing credit card and other personal identifying information for people across the

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