Bitcoins worth Rs 9 crore seized from 25-yr-old Bengaluru hacker

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January 15, 2021

Bengaluru, Jan 15: The Karnataka Police has seized Bitcoins worth Rs 9 crores from a 25-year-old hacker, Bengaluru Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Sandeep Patil informed on Friday.

The hacker, Srikrishna alias Shreeki, was arrested on November 18 for allegedly breaking into government websites, online gaming portals and websites.

"During the investigation, it has been found that hacker Srikrishna hacked three Bitcoin exchanges and 10 poker sites. Bitcoins worth Rs 9 crores have been seized in this matter," Patil said.

The hacker's handiwork includes four hacked websites and three malware exploited.

Srikrishna is known to hack online poker games to win money and Bitcoins online. He reportedly also confessed to hacking the e-procurement website of the Karnataka government in 2019.

As per Kamal Pant, Commissioner of Police, the accused lived in the Netherlands from 2014 to 2017.

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February 27,2021

Chikmagalur, Feb 27: Two burglars were apprehended for attempting a day-light robbery near the ACT Circle in the city on Saturday.

Police said that the perpetrators are in the custody of the police.

The accused have been identified as Sachin and Mohan, both residents of Chikmagalur.

The burglars Sachin and Mohan allegedly parked their bike near the residence of former CDA president, Chandregowda, at ACT Circle and broke into Chandregowda's house wearing helmets, while brandishing knives. It is said that the duo then tied the hands and covered the mouth of the homeowner's wife and attempted to rob their house.

The couple's son had reportedly alerted the locals, who then tried to apprehend the burglars while they were trying to escape. The duo had threatened the locals with their knives and boarded their vehicle when the locals cried out and alerted the driver of the fire service vehicle who was in the area.

The driver of the Fire Service vehicle then prevented the bike from escaping by colliding into it and causing the two-wheeler to fall on the road. The locals then began pelting stones at the burglars, who tried to run away from the scene and successfully caught them and later handed them to the police.

The video of the incident has gone viral on social networking sites.

With regards to the attempted burglary, a case has been registered at the City's Police Station

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February 24,2021

Bengaluru, Feb 24: Resolving confusion over the reopening of schools following the government’s order, many schools affiliated to CBSE and ICSE boards have decided to continue with only online classes for this academic year and not to open off-line classes.

The management representatives of the private unaided schools said they hardly have a month in the current academic year and inviting students to off-line classes in schools at this hour will not yield any results, according to a statement issued here on Tuesday.

The managements said all their students, parents are comfortable with the existing model of online classes and it is working well for now.

Nooraine Fazal, co-founder and CEO of Inventure Academy, Bengaluru, said, “we have decided not to conduct offline classes up to grade 8 for this current academic year, considering that we have been doing well with the online set-up.”

Some schools affiliated with the CBSE board have already concluded the academic year up to grade 9 and announced the calendar of events for the next academic year.

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February 26,2021

Ranabebannur, Feb 26: Six people were killed in two separate accidents, including four members of a family at Havery and Gadag districts, Police said on Friday.

Police said the incident occurred after a sand loaded lorry collided with a bike near Ranebennur.

The deceased have been identified as Siddappa Hanumappa Nagenahalli (40), wife Anusuya (33), children Vanitha (11) and Vinodh (9).

Meanwhile, the villagers of Mudenur staged a protest and tried to burn the lorry.

Police dispersed the crowd and said that strict action will be taken against the lorry driver.

In another incident at Lakeshwara Patina in Gadag district, a tractor in which labourers were travelling, overturned, killing two on the spot and injuring several others.

Police identified the deceased as Sarojava Hethalamani (35) and Sommava Mudakappagadavar (48). Seven injured have been admitted to a nearby hospital.

Gadag police visited the spot and a case has been registered.

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