Recently, the Daqing police in Heilongjiang Province uncovered a criminal case of using hacker network technology to illegally obtain computer system data, and frozen more than 10 million yuan of funds involved.
It is worth noting that the target targeted by the suspect in this case is not cash or bank accounts, but the virtual currency "radar currency" in the victim's account.
Daqing, Heilongjiang: "hacker gang" stole huge amounts of virtual currency
Mr. Zhao, a citizen of Daqing, Heilongjiang Province, runs "RadarCoin" with his friends. There are multiple accounts in total. The "RadarCoin" under his own account can currently be exchanged for more than 10 million yuan, but an abnormality occurred in the account recently.
Victim Mr. Zhao: At around 5 o'clock on March 18, I suddenly found that my mobile phone signal was gone. It was not in the state of arrears, but the signal was gone.
I called the customer service as soon as possible. The customer service told me that my mobile phone card was replaced by someone at around 4 o'clock. I said that I didn't do the card replacement action, so I stopped reporting as soon as possible.
Subsequently, Mr. Zhao immediately replaced his mobile phone card, but he found that the app that had been bound to "Radar Coin" could not log in normally.
Victim Mr. Zhao: I thought I was nervous and forgot the password, but on March 19, I discovered that there were currency transfers in my RadarCoin account.
Seeing that his account had been transferring currency out of the country, Mr. Zhao finally thought of calling the police.
Victim Mr. Zhao: Each account has a limit of 30,000 transfers, but there are many accounts. It is not an account. Accounts of 30,000, 30,000, 30,000, and 30,000 have been transferred.
The task force arrested 6 suspects in multiple arrests
Since March 19, the "Radarcoin" account owned by Mr. Zhao has been transferred out of the "Radarcoin" every day. The most "Radarcoin" transferred out in one day is worth more than 600,000 yuan. Then what means did the suspect steal? What about the "radar coin" owned by Mr. Zhao?
Sun Xujun, an investigator from the Second Criminal Investigation Team of the Longgang Branch of the Public Security Bureau of Daqing City, Heilongjiang: Radarcoin is a virtual currency, and the price of this virtual currency online is about 275 yuan. This virtual currency is bound to someone’s mobile phone card. , The verification code is obtained from this mobile phone card.
According to the analysis of the task force, the key point of this case should be the moment when Mr. Zhao's mobile phone card was replaced by someone else.
After inquiring and monitoring, plus the forged information provided by the suspects when they made up their cards, the task force locked two suspects.
On March 25, the task force successively arrested four suspects Li, Lin, Tang, and Kwong in Guanghan City, Shanshui Town and other places, and detained a large number of mobile phones, computers, and forged documents used for the crime.
Subsequently, the police rushed to Chengdu and Suining to capture the suspects Zhang and Li based on the clues of the confession.
After interrogation, the six suspects used hackers to steal other people’s virtual currency trading platform accounts, and used false certificates to reissue other people’s mobile phone cards, thereby cracking the virtual platform account transaction passwords and confessing the crime of stealing other people’s virtual currencies. Not mince.
Investigator Zhao Ziyi of the Criminal Investigation Second Brigade of the Longgang Branch of the Public Security Bureau of Daqing City, Heilongjiang: Their gang has a clear division of labor. Zhang arranged for the production and sale of fake certificates, the person responsible for contacting the card replacement, and the person accompanying the card replacement. After the card replacement person fills up the card for a while, use the mobile phone of the accompanying person to receive the SMS verification code, thereby completing the successful transfer of the virtual currency radar currency.
When the suspect was arrested, the victim Mr. Zhao transferred a total of more than 2 million "radar coins" in his account.
At present, the above six suspects have been criminally detained in accordance with the law, and the case is under further investigation.