Hacker attack on the Japanese Liquid platform: 97 million cryptocurrencies stolen
The unstoppable continue hacker attacks towards the exchange platforms of cryptocurrencies: the Japanese platform is in the viewfinder this time Liquid, which is trying to recover the 97 million dollars stolen by some hackers these days. In particular, the Tokyo-based company said it had “detected unauthorized access to some of Liquid’s cryptocurrency wallets”.
Meantime, Elliptic, a London-based company that helps track stolen cryptocurrencies, said that “just over $ 97 million in cryptocurrencies were received by the thief on accounts identified by Liquid. “” Our investigators are helping Liquid track down the stolen funds, “Elliptic said. A theft that comes just a week away from the hacker attack recorded by Poly Network, a digital platform that connects different blockchains. The extent of the hacker robbery in that case was a lot 600 million dollars: one of the biggest thefts of virtual currencies.
Furthermore, Elliptic, reports MF, said that over 94 million dollars in digital coins have been credited to digital addresses identified as belonging to the thief, including about 31 million in ethereum, 5 million in bitcoin and 13 million in ripple. “About 45 million in tokens linked to the Ethereum blockchain were also stolen,” the London-based company said. Meanwhile, one sum in ethereum equal to 16.3 million dollars has already been frozen “with the help of the crypto community and other platforms,” Elliptic reported.
In this context, it is evident that the cryptocurrencies have increased in popularity as an asset in recent years, despite their volatility and concerns about their environmental impact as their trading requires large amounts of electricity. The hacker, looking to steal cryptocurrencies, typically move funds across many different accounts at breakneck speed, sometimes hundreds of thousands of transactions, in an attempt to cover their tracks. However, they don’t seem all that elusive – industry players have developed their ability to identify thieves and block stolen coins.