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5% of assets stolen from EXMO crypto exchange

EXMO crypto exchange

5% of assets stolen from EXMO crypto exchange

The attackers managed to withdraw Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other coins.

EXMO crypto exchange

The cybercriminals withdrew 5% of its total assets from the EXMO exchange, which the company announced in its official blog. The attackers have removed some of the stocks of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, XRP, ZEC, and USDT. The trading platform transferred the remaining assets to cold wallets, the funds are safe.

EXMO crypto exchange will compensate for the Damage

EXMO crypto exchange

All withdrawals are currently suspended. The company asked users not to transfer cryptocurrency to the saved EXMO wallets and stressed that they will reimburse customers for possible damage.

“We assure you that in the event that users have lost funds, EXMO will fully compensate for the damage from its own insurance fund,” – said EXMO.

A company representative said that the attackers sent part of the funds to the Poloniex exchange, and named two wallets they owned. The attackers transferred 866 Ethereum to one of them in batches of 100-200 ETH. The transactions were recorded by the etherscan.io blockchain explorer.

Hackers managed to withdraw funds to the following wallets:

  • USDT (ERC20) – 0xa910f92acdaf488fa6ef02174fb86208ad7722ba
  • ETH – 0x4BA6B2fF35055aF5406923406442cD3aB29F50Ce
  • BTC – 1A4PXZE5j8v7UuapYckq6fSegmY5i8uUyq
  • ZEC – t1StUQiw1YyHT515xDxwxjfhEcw2iGSq2yL
  • XRP – rwU8rAiE2eyEPz3sikfbHuqCuiAtdXqa2v (tag 2033412069)
  • ETC – 0x4d9EF6846126Da2867AF503448be0508542C971e

EXMO clarified that they contacted the London police, where the exchange is registered, and reported the incident. The marketplace has informed analytical systems to mark the withdrawn cryptocurrency as stolen. Such measures are taken to prevent criminals from cash out stolen assets through other sites.

On December 21, it became known that a hacker made public the database of the manufacturer of hardware wallets for storing Ledger cryptocurrency. It contains over 1 million email addresses, as well as phone numbers of 270 thousand users who have purchased the device. Read here.

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