Man stole bitcoin by phishing individuals on the dark web


Michael Richo, a 35-year-old from Connecticut, had the brilliant idea of stealing bitcoin from people involved in illegal deals through dark web marketplaces.

Perhaps he thought that he would be safe from law enforcement if he stuck to robbing potential criminals but, as it turns out, he was wrong.

Richo’s modus operandi was as follows:

He created fake login pages for various online marketplaces, and posted links to them on a number of dark web forums. When individuals attempted to log in, they effectively handed their username and password to the man.