new york - The administrator of a large illegal bitmoney fair must enter prison. Anthony Murgio (33) from Coin.mx was sentenced to 5.5 years in prison on Tuesday in New York. He was found guilty of fraud.
Murgio had known and blamed during the process. Many users of his stock market were victims of ransomware, who had to pay their creators in bitcoins to get their files back. Murgio was not suspected of computer hijacking himself, but, 'he misused the despair to take advantage of it himself,' said the prosecutor. Murgio stated: 'I regret all the damage I have done. That I thought it was alright does not mean it was alright. ''
The big man behind Coin. MX, for whom Murgio worked, was Gery Shalon. That was arrested in Israel in 2015 and delivered to the United States last year. The process against him is still ongoing. The Shalon gang would have hacked nine big companies, including JPMorgan Chase in 2014. The criminals made data from over 100 million people and companies spoiled and used information for investment fraud.