Hackers steal bitcoin from New Zealand police intended for sting operation

Hackers apparently stole NZ $45,000 (~USD $32,000) in BTC from a New Zealand police wallet, which was to be used in a money-laundering investigation, according to the New Zealand Herald

The police intended to use the BTC in an undercover controlled purchase of illicit drugs. However, a non-police entity purportedly obtained control of the private keys necessary to access the wallet and withdrew the cryptocurrency for themselves.

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