Bitcoin exchange EXMO loses $10.5 million in crypto due to hack

Bitcoin exchange EXMO has probably lost USD 10.5 million in cryptocurrency due to a hack. The company reports an attack in which 5% was stolen from the hot wallet of the exchange.

It is a popular exchange which mainly has customers Bitcoin Pro from Russia and Ukraine. They call on their customers not to make deposits or withdrawals.

Bitcoin exchange hacked
It is not just bitcoin that has been captured, it is the next crypt currency.

USDT (ERC20) – 0x4BA6B2fF35055aF5406923406442cD3aB29F50Ce
ETH – 0x4BA6B2fF35055aF5406923406442cD3aB29F50Ce
BTC – 1A4PXZE5j8v7UuapYckq6fSegmY5i8uUyq
ZEC – t1StUQiw1YyHT515xDxwxjfhEcw2iGSq2yL
XRP – rwU8rAiE2eyEPz3sikfbHuqCuiAtdXqa2v (tag 2033412069)
ETC – 0x4d9EF6846126Da2867AF503448be0508542C971e
EXMO itself does not cite any amounts, but from The Block’s investigation the damage amounts to at least USD 10.5 million. The hackers are said to have sent the vast majority of the coins to Poloniex.

If we zoom in on the bitcoin address used by the hackers, at the time of writing this is still over 310 BTC. The address was also created on 21 December. A number of transactions are still in the memory pool of the bitcoin blockchain.

Another 15 BTC, which was first on this first address, has been redirected to a second bitcoin address. It is unclear how the hackers gained access to the hot wallet.

Licence in the United Kingdom
EXMO operates from London in the United Kingdom. They are also on the list of provisionally registered, which FCA recently shared. EXMO has reported the digital theft to the police.

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