Hacker donates BRL 20,000 live on YouTube and finally gets arrested for stealing BRL 1 billion worth of cryptocurrencies

the Argentinian Federico Ezequiel Jaime, accused of robbing brokers Buenbit and Euler Finance, was reportedly recently arrested in France. According to information from the Infobae newspaper, the hacker was wanted by Interpol and eventually gave clues about his whereabouts during a YouTube live.

In July this year, Jaime donated $4,000 (R$20,000) to the youtuber Momo, also Argentinian, an amount likely related to his alleged crimes. The youtuber was surprised by the donation at the time and indicated that he would donate the amount to other people, both his channel followers and charities.

“He just donated four thousand dollars to me! This boy is crazy. I do not believe it. I will make sure that what you have donated to me, I will also donate.”

Youtuber shows a conversation with a hacker who donated $4,000 for his life.  Source: YouTube.
Youtuber shows a conversation with a hacker who donated $4,000 for his life. Source: YouTube.

In the same live, Momo opens Jaime’s Instagram, which shows pictures of the hacker in his house or hotel, and according to information from Infobae, this would have led the authorities to find his whereabouts. In other photos, Jaime shows landmarks he visited that may have contributed to the investigation.

Photo by Federico Ezequiel Jaime on his Instagram.  Source: Playback.
Photo by Federico Ezequiel Jaime on his Instagram. Source: Playback.

“A rumor in the French court indicated that he had passed through a hospital and that he was living under an assumed name”reported the Argentinian media on Monday (4). “Last week, federal law enforcement finally succeeded in establishing that Jaime had been detained since July 24, right after his rise to fame with Momo.”

Interpol profile of Federico Ezequiel Jaime.  Source: Infobae/Reproduction.
Interpol profile of Federico Ezequiel Jaime. Source: Infobae/Reproduction.

Hacker is accused of stealing BRL 1 billion from a decentralized cryptocurrency exchange

In May of this year, the Argentine media pointed out that Federico Ezequiel Jaime was wanted by the authorities for hacking the Argentine brokerage Buenbit. His destination would have been Europe, according to sources.

However, the hacker is also accused of a previous crime, which took place in March this year. Jaime allegedly stole BRL 1 billion from decentralized brokerage Euler Finance at the time, but allegedly returned 90% of the amount in exchange for the charges against him being dropped.

One such hack is mentioned at the beginning of the live by youtuber Momo, who is told that another Argentinian has stolen BRL 1 billion with a major hack. In the article read by Momo, Jaime confesses to the theft, but claims to be a good hacker.

“It says something about a hacker who stole 200 million pesos? Anyone know who stole it and why? dollars? What? An Argentinian? We are conquering the world.”

Youtuber Momo reads a report on Jaime, an alleged Euler Finance hacker.  Source: Youtube/Playback.
Youtuber Momo reads a report on Jaime, an alleged Euler Finance hacker. Source: Youtube/Playback.

Later, in the same live, Jaime then donates US$4,000 to the youtuber, who sent him a message requesting 1 ethereum (R$8,200).

Despite Jaime returning 90% of the stolen money, with a promise not to be charged with theft, authorities eventually arrested him. However, there is no official news about the allegations Jaime is facing.

You can watch the full video of the hacker making the donation below.

Source: Live Coins

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