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Bitcoin Hacker Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison - Here's What He Did

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 A Canadian man got sentenced to 20 years in prison for his part in the notorious NetWalker ransomware attacks, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) announced.35-year-old Quebec resident Sebastian Vachon-Desjardins was extradited to the United States thanks to the extradition treaty between this country and Canada.

Following a request submitted by US authorities, said the announcement, Canadian law enforcement arrested the defendant in January 2021, and executed a search warrant at his home.The press release stated that,“During the search, officers discovered and seized $742,840 in Canadian currency and 719 Bitcoin, valued at approximately $21,849,087 at the time of seizure and $14,463,993 as of today.”Currently, this amount of bitcoin (BTC) is worth $14.53 million.Vachon-Desjardins was also ordered to forfeit $21.5 million.The defendant worked with a criminal gang and participated in a sophisticated form of ransomware that targeted “dozens of victims all over the world,” said the DoJ, citing court documents.US Attorney Roger B.

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