HomesecurityEXMO hack: Suspicious withdrawals from hot wallets of the exchange service

EXMO hack: Suspicious withdrawals from hot wallets of the exchange service

Η British cryptocurrency exchange service EXMO revealed that some unknown assailants withdrew almost 5% of all "assets", after violation of her hot wallets (hack).

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EXMO hack: Suspicious withdrawals from hot wallets of the exchange service

Hot wallets are connected to Internet and used by services exchange for the temporary storage of money, for current transactions and transfers. In contrast, cold wallets (also known as offline or hardware wallets) are not connected to the internet.

All withdrawals have been temporarily suspended

The cryptocurrency exchange service EXMO reports that has temporarily suspended all withdrawals due to the hack. The service located some suspicious and large withdrawals, which started on December 21 at 2:27:02 UTC.

"We are still investigating the incident, but so far, the security audit report has shown that certain amounts of BTC, XRP, ZEC, USDT, ETC and ETH that were in EXMO hot wallets have been withdrawn from the exchange service." said EXMO.

"We reacted immediately and made changes to the hot wallets. The affected hot wallets constitute almost 5% of the total assets. Let us emphasize that all the chapters in cold wallets it is safe. "

The cryptocurrency exchange service also added that all losses will be covered and fully reimbursed by EXMO.

EXMO reported the incident to London police and is investigating the attack with experts security in cyberspace.

The cryptocurrency exchange service will also perform a “comprehensive security overview" all of systems and data her.

"In the meantime, we ask you to DO NOT DEPOSIT ANYTHING TO EXISTING EXMO WALLETS", Added EXMO. "All withdrawals are currently suspended".

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EXMO hack: Suspicious withdrawals from hot wallets of the exchange service

The hackers behind the attack managed to steal and withdraw almost 5% of EXMO's total funds, to the following addresses:

BTC — 1A4PXZE5j8v7UuapYckq6fSegmY5i8uUyq

USDT (ERC20) — 0x4BA6B2fF35055aF5406923406442cD3aB29F50Ce

ETH — 0x4BA6B2fF35055aF5406923406442cD3aB29F50Ce

BCH — qrfrw5q9gag2vp6jc5nlx0haplm2jlhx9vsvxd9u3e

ZEC — t1StUQiw1YyHT515xDxwxjfhEcw2iGSq2yL

XRP - rwU8rAiE2eyEPz3sikfbHuqCuiAtdXqa2v (tag 2033412069)

ETC — 0x4d9EF6846126Da2867AF503448be0508542C971e

Source: Bleeping Computer

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