Japanese crypto exchange liquid hacked for at least $ 85m

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange liquid reported that hot digital wallets were compromised early in the morning.

“Important note: we are sorry to report that liquidglobal’s hot wallets have been compromised, transferring assets to a cold wallet. We are currently conducting an investigation and will provide regular updates. In the meantime, deposits and withdrawals will be suspended,” he said Dec.

Important Notice:
We regret to report that # liquidglobal’s hot wallets have been compromised, moving assets into a cold wallet.

We are currently conducting an investigation and will provide regular updates. Meanwhile, deposits and withdrawals are decommissioned.

– Brief global official post (@Liquid_Global), August 19, 2021

Hot wallet is a type of hardware-based cryptocurrency storage device that usually connects to the internet and can therefore be remotely hacked. Conversely, so-called cold portfolios are completely disconnected from the outside world to minimize the risk of fracking.

Liquid disclosed several blockchain addresses allegedly belonging to a hacker and used to transfer stolen funds.

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It is unclear, however, whether all the coins discarded from these purses were stolen from the liquid.

Liquid hacker ends up with $ 85m
At the time of writing, the alleged hacker bitcoin wallet (BTC)held about 107.42 BTC, or about $ 4.81 million at current prices. Meanwhile, the ethereum (ETH) address cited by liquid currently holds the value of ETH at $ 44.5 million and $ 24.76 million in other decks.

The alleged XRP hacker’s address now contains more than 20 XRP’s ($22). However, it received 10.91 million XRP (about $ 11 million) earlier today, but has already moved the funds into three new portfolios.

In total, the alleged hacker’s addresses now contain about $ 74 million worth of cryptocurrencies, but in total he had sent $ 11 million to three other wallets worth $ 85 million.

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