Usain Bolt, the Olympic sprinting champion from Jamaica, lost an astounding $12 million to hackers.
His account with Stocks and Security Limited, an investment firm, was compromised and the money stolen.
The lawyers for the racing star said they are prepared to file a lawsuit if doing so will allow them to get back the money that mysteriously vanished from Bolt’s account.
According to a statement from Bolt’s lawyers, it read, “The account was part of Bolt’s retirement and lifetime savings.
“It’s distressing news for anyone, and certainly in the case of Mr Bolt, who established this account as part of his private pension,” Gordon said on Wednesday.
“We will be going to court with the matter” if the company does not return the funds,” his lawyer, Linton P. Gordon, told Fortune magazine over the phone.
“It is a grave disappointment, and we are hoping that the matter will be resolved in a way that Mr Bolt will recover his money and be able to live in peace,” he added.