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ID:

sony-life-352

Date:

Status:

Incident Count:

May 15, 2021

Verified

1

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REKT

Contributor:

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zerofriction.io

KYC By:

KYC:

None

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Audit By:

Audits:

None

Loss Amount:

154,000,000

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Recovered:

-

Rewards:

Currency:

USD

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Key Indicators

Platform:

Type:

Category:

Method:

Data Sources:

Bitcoin

Business

Insider Theft

Extended Method:

Embezzlement of funds, insider theft

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Days in Operation:

15750

(43.15 Years)

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Ishii, an employee of Tokyo Sony Life Insurance Company ("Sony Life"), allegedly misappropriated US$154 million when attempting to transfer funds between the company’s financial accounts. According to court documents, Ishii changed the transfer address of a Sony Life transaction to Silvergate bank account that you control. Ishii later converted funds into more than 3879 bitcoins through Coinbase. The Coinbase set up to automatically transfer all added funds to an offline cryptocurrency cold wallet with the bitcoin address bc1q7rhc02dvhmlfu8smywr9mayhdph85jlpf6paqu. However, on December 1, after cooperating with Japanese law enforcement agencies, the FBI seized 3789.16242937 BTC in Ishii's wallet after obtaining the private key. The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department arrested the 32-year-old Ishii on the same day and alleged In mid-May, he was charged with a fraudulent remittance of 154 million U.S. USD.

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