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Cyber Net Of Crypto Criminals

Criminals are perpetually on the lookout for gullible victims—who are lax with cybersecurity—and view the crypto sector as the new golden goose

A middle-aged bullion trader on a busy street in Karol Bagh, a bustling commercial area in central Delhi, trades virtual currencies for cash. You pay him Rs 34 lakh, the prevailing rate for one Bitcoin, in cash and he will give you a code, also called a key, which you can keep anywhere in the virtual space.