What does it mean for the Justice Department to “hack” a bitcoin wallet?

The seizure on Monday marked a first-of-its-kind effort by a new Justice Department task force to hijack a cybercriminal group’s profits through a hack of its Bitcoin wallet. The Justice Department said that it had seized 63.7 Bitcoins, currently valued at about $2.3 million

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What does it mean for the Justice Department to "hack" a bitcoin wallet?

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