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London Police Seize Bitcoin Worth $667,000 From Hacker

Bitcoin Claws Its Way Back
Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

London (AP) -- London police have seized half a million pounds ($667,000) worth of bitcoin from a prolific computer hacker in a case described as the first of its kind for the 188 -year-old department.

Cybercrime detectives seized the bitcoin from Grant West, 26, who was sentenced to 10 years and 8 months in prison Friday for attacking some 100 companies worldwide, largely using 'phishing' email scams to obtain the financial data.