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The attacker withdrew about $ 77.7 million in various digital coins from the “hot” wallets of the crypto trading platform. In the event of a one-time sale, the value of assets can drop sharply
On the night of December 13, the cryptocurrency stolen as a result of the hacking of the “hot” wallets of the Singapore-based crypto-exchange AscendEX began to move again. So far, it is known that the hacker transferred all the stolen assets to another wallet, and then divided some of them between two addresses. On one of them, the attacker stores tokens for $ 16 million, on the second – for $ 250 thousand. Also, more than $ 10 million worth of cryptocurrencies remained on the wallets that were used in the hacking. The data was obtained using the Etherscan.io blockchain explorer.
A hacker can start selling stolen coins. Once hacked, attackers often transfer assets to Ethereum using decentralized exchanges and then “clean up” the cryptocurrency through dedicated transaction mixing services such as Tornado Cash. After that, the value of some digital assets may decline.
Now the hacker’s wallets contain the following digital assets with a volume of more than $ 1 million:
- Give for $ 12 million
- Ethereum for $ 6 million
- UOS At $ 3.4 million
- FTM for $ 2.5 million
- CPOOL at $ 2.1 million
- $ 1 million COTI
- Zig for $ 1.8 million
- ORN for $ 1.6 million
- WOO for $ 1.3 million
- OXY for $ 1.2 million
As of 11:33 am Moscow time, the hacker sold $ 80,000 worth of AAVE token in Ethereum, FET and AXS for $ 60,000 in Ethereum, according to the EtherDrops Tracking Bot telegram bot.
On December 12, representatives of the AscendEX exchange confirmed that the hot wallets Ethereum, Polygon and Binance Smart Chain (BSC) were hacked. According to research firm PeckShield, the hacker stole more than $ 77.7 million in various tokens.
AscendEX crypto exchange was founded in 2018 and was originally called BitMax. In March of this year, the trading platform rebranded and raised $ 50 million in funding from Polychain Capital, Hack VC and other companies.
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