JPMorgan Hack Indictment Unearths Bitcoin Bribery Link

Generally, when court documents are unsealed, you can discover some pretty juicy details. When the case involves a global hacking, those details can be borderline salacious. In this case, they were that, and at the end of that trail, we even found a few bitcoin.

According to indictment documents that were recently unsealed in the case of the hacks to financial services players, including JPMorgan, E*TRADE Financial, Scottrade Financial Services and Dow Jones, the three hackers that were involved in illegally intercepting information about stock prices linked to an illegal online gambling ring had a connection to bitcoin — potentially.

The link is a little circuitous since there was a bribery scheme in the mix, wrapped around some good, old-fashioned money laundering, which is, of course, how bitcoin comes into play.

Prosecutors in the case also linked a Florida man, Anthony Murgio, to the three suspects. Murgio’s father, Michael Murgio, was also named in the case and was arrested

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