Google Won’t Compensate Brazilian Who Lost 79 Bitcoin, STJ Reports

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On Tuesday (23) the Supreme Court of Justice (STJ) decided that google browser Not responsible for the loss of 79 bitcoins to a Brazilian whose Gmail account has been hacked, thus exposing his keys.

When a Google customer sued in 2017, the asset was worth about $5,000. However, the loss is already at R$ 24 million, like the cryptocurrency Recently reached 54,000 USD – About 301 thousand Brazilian riyals.

The client will be entitled to R$15,000 as compensation for moral damages after being hacked, but the company will not be required to pay R$200,000 as material compensation for the loss of assets. According to the minister in charge of the case, Nancy Andregue, just accessing the email will not be enough to facilitate a transaction. Cryptocurrency.

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“It is possible that the attacker obtained the applicant’s password, either because he stored it in the email, provided it to a third party, or even because of an eventual failure in the administrator’s system,” Andregue said.

The minister also highlights that the private key, which allows access to the cryptocurrency, must not be disclosed and must be kept by the user, since there are currently no ways to retrieve it.

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