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Bitcoin Hacker Srikrishna Ramesh alias Sriki Misled Bengaluru Cybercrime Cops, A Tech Evaluation Reveals

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What’s the Glitch in Sriki’s ‘Assertion’?

“His assertion is constant however sketchy,” stated Karan Saini, Bengaluru-based cybersecurity researcher and technologist. Hyderabad-based data safety analyst Krishna Chaitanya Maduri stated, “So many primary particulars about how he hacked sure bitcoin exchanges and web site are lacking from his assertion.”

How did Sriki cowl his tracks?

Nevertheless, whereas cybersecurity specialists that The Quint consulted might discover these anomalies, why has CCB-Bengaluru refused to dig deeper?

The CCB has thus far concentrated solely on probing Sriki’s poker web site hacks and drug peddling crimes. This, whilst it’s unclear whether or not different investigating businesses probing the hacker – Karnataka-CID, CBI-Interpol, and the ED – have even appeared into the assertion that Sriki gave whereas being probed by the CCB.

The CCB had additionally employed a personal safety company for forensic evaluation of the six laborious disks recovered from laptops of Sriki and his buddy. Hacking knowledge from one of many laborious disks is recovered, CCB claims within the chargesheet.

The Quint has gathered that whereas the forensic evaluation has recovered a textual content observe which dates again to 2018, particulars of the ultimate hack in 2019 that led to switch of cash, continues to be sketchy. This, even because the chargesheet has no point out of any technical evaluation on Sriki’s assertion.

Sriki’s father Gopal Ramesh, had lately alleged that he gave his detailed assertion underneath duress and affect of medication that “the police had supplied him”. The Bengaluru police has denied the declare.

Listed below are some key factors on which Sriki appears to have been given a free move, as a result of no investigation company tried to confirm vital chunks of the claims he had made.

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