During his time in the Netherlands, a 26-year-old suspect in a claimed Bitcoin scam in Karnataka told police that he hacked the Bitfinex exchange twice. Srikrishna Ramesh aka Sriki has been identified as the alleged hacker.
In his statement to the police, Ramesh said: “Bitfinex was my first big Bitcoin exchange hack. The exchange was hacked twice, and I was the first person to do so. The second instance was a simple spear-phishing attack which led to two Israeli hackers working for the army getting access to the computers of one of the employees, which gave them access to the AWS cloud account.”