French Intelligence Agent Accused of Accepting Bitcoin for Offering State Secrets via Dark Web
French Intelligence Agent Accused Of Selling State Secrets For Bitcoin
A french intelligent official has been accused of selling important state secrets for Bitcoin (BTC). The agent was arrested last week after charges against him after he sold secret information on the dark web. The information has been released on Friday by local media.
The name of the agent has not been revealed, but he was working at the Direction Générale de la Sécurité Intérieure, also known as DGSI. As per the report published by Le Parisien, the agent falsified economic information and administrative documents.
Moreover, the agent worked with members of a criminal organization and other economy specialists. The report explains that he has not been working with terrorist groups.
DGSI members used the agent’s personal code in order to track his online activities. In this way, they were able to discover in which activities he was involved and the information he provided to the criminal groups.
There is no information about which data he leaked or at which price, however, he faces seven years in prison and he could have to pay a 100,000 euro fine.
Bitcoin has always been related to the dark web and how it helped individuals and criminal organizations to sell and purchase drugs. Secret information about countries, institutions or companies can be also purchased.