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By SecureWorld News Team
Mon | Nov 13, 2017 | 7:16 AM PST

Did a hacker freeze the digital Ether?

According to the startup Cappasity, the Ethereum Parity Wallet freeze that locked up $280 million in Ether was deliberately triggered by someone known as "devops199."

“Our internal investigation has demonstrated that the actions on the part of devops199 were deliberate,” said Cappasity’s founder Kosta Popov in a statement this week.

“When you are tracking all their transactions, you realize that they were deliberate… Therefore, we tend to think that it was not an accident. We suppose that this was a deliberate hacking. We believe that if the situation is not successfully resolved in the nearest future, contacting law enforcement agencies may be the right next step.”