A 17-year old boy was recently arrested by the Japanese police for being suspected as the author of a malware that steals the private keys of cryptocurrency wallets.

The teen reportedly embedded the malware in the market data viewer app that he created. One of the places the app was distributed was on the Monacoin forum, which is regarded as “the first Japanese cryptocurrency”. A user said that around 170 Monacoins worth roughly around $500 was stolen from his wallet after he downloaded and installed the app.

When questioned by the police, the teen simply said in his defense that he did not do it with malicious intent.


Source: Bleeping Computer


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