Hacker robbed Poly Network returned part of the stolen
The hacker who stole $ 611 million in cryptocurrency from Poly Network returned part of the stolen
The hacker, who on August 10 hacked the Poly Network protocol and withdrew $ 611 million, gave the project developers the key to the wallet, which contained $ 141 million of the stolen funds (including $ 33 million in USDT stablecoins, which were blocked by the issuer of the coin – Tether).
Thank You! We are ready for a new journey.
Poly Network Teamhttps://t.co/djwsVJRXrN
— Poly Network (@PolyNetwork2) August 23, 2021
The wallet, which was given to the creators of Poly Network, also contains $ 500,000 sent to the hacker as a reward. The unknown person also transferred donations that he received from the crypto community to this address. The hacker asked the developers to distribute these funds among the victims of the hack.
The hacker called the incident “the craziest adventure of his life” and signed the “chief security advisor.” On August 17, the creators of Poly Network invited the hacker to join the project as an advisor.
The hacker decided to return the stolen funds on the morning of August 11, after the creators of the project explained to the hacker that he had committed the biggest theft in the history of the decentralized finance (DeFi) sphere. Therefore, the authorities of many countries will persecute him. The Poly Network protocol was hacked on August 10 in the largest DeFi hack to date.
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