December 21, 2020 / Business

Unknown Hacker Stole 5% of EXMO Crypto Exchange Assets Hold In Hot Wallets


The crypto exchange has not yet determined the amount of damage. At the moment, EXMO is trying to track down the stolen cryptocurrency – some of the assets were transferred to Poloniex addresses.

Hackers attacked the British cryptocurrency exchange EXMO. The crypto exchange has suspended the withdrawal of user funds. Criminals have stolen 5% of the assets held in her hot wallets.

On December 21, the exchange team recorded suspicious activity – there were quite a few unauthorized withdrawals of BTC, XRP, ZEC, USDT, ETC, and ETH from the hot EXMO wallets. In total, hackers stole 5% of the total assets of the crypto exchange.

Once the incident was discovered, EXMO withdrew the remaining assets from the compromised wallets. In a conversation with Cointelegraph, the head of EXMO business development department Maria Stankevich emphasized that the assets stored in cold wallets are also safe.

Stankevich said that the exchange has not yet calculated losses. EXMO is currently trying to track down the stolen cryptocurrency. London police and analytical companies are involved in the investigation.

The exchange also published a list of addresses to which the stolen cryptocurrency was withdrawn:

EXMO CTO, Sergey Zhdanov, posts on his Twitter that some of the stolen assets were sent to Poloniex. The above USDT and XRP addresses belong to this particular cryptocurrency exchange.

Today it also became known that the scale of data leakage from one of the largest manufacturers of hardware wallets for cryptocurrency – Ledger, is several times higher than previously announced. The network sells database dumps of 272,853 full customer accounts and 1,075,382 email addresses from its marketing mailing lists.

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