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'White hat' hackers team up in hunt for stolen virtual currency

Dozens of computer whiz kids work to identify Coincheck thieves

Suspicious communications between Tokyo-based Coincheck and servers outside Japan went on for weeks before a $542 million cryptocurrency theft, a new finding suggests.

TOKYO -- So-called "white hat" hackers are adding their expertise to the ongoing search for 58 billion yen ($538 million) worth of NEM cryptocurrency stolen in the recent hack of Tokyo-headquartered virtual currency exchange Coincheck. Their contributions are inspiring more computer experts to join them.

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