Dmitry Pavlov: Seized bitcoin wallet believed to contain hundreds of millions of dollars in bitcoins. But he is silent about the password.
Dmitry Pavlov may have been one of the founders or “just” one of the server admins at the recently taken down Hydra market. The only thing that is certain is that he should know the key to a bitcoin wallet with estimated hundreds of millions of dollars in bitcoins.
A huge sum, which the Russian investigative authorities in particular would like to get their hands on sooner rather than later. If only Dmitry Pavlov would tell them the password.
Suspected Hydra Market admin since 11. April imprisoned in Moscow
As early as April of this year, the investigative authorities succeeded in taking a large and coordinated crackdown on crime on the dark web. Even then, the authorities managed to sell bitcoins worth 22 .186.2022 Dollars (22 Secure millions of euros.
As reported by the BKA, German investigators on Tuesday closed down the Russian-language dark web marketplace Hydra Market. They confiscated its server infrastructure in Germany and thus took it offline.
Russian investigators only managed to arrest Dmitry Olegovich Pavlov about a week later in Russia Even after his arrest, Pavlov never tires of protesting his innocence:
We are only a hosting company and dispose of about all necessary communication licenses.
We do not manage websites, but provide servers for rent.
Dmitr y Pavlov
Now it turns out that confiscated in April Bitcoin is far from everything. Pavlov has now apparently handed over a bitcoin wallet to the Russian investigative authorities. But he wants to keep the password to himself. With good reason?