Crypto Exchange EXMO Hacked; BTC, ETH, XRP, ZEC, USDT, and ETC Stolen By Attacker
All the withdrawals are currently suspended temporarily. Any customer loss will be “covered completely by EXMO.”
Cryptocurrency exchange EXMO has suffered an attack.
On bleeding Monday, EXMO announced on Twitter that they detected some large suspicious withdrawal activity ever since December 21st at 2:27:02 UTC.
As per their security audit, some amounts of BTC BTC -4.58% Bitcoin / USD BTCUSD $ 35,124.31
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$13.621.01% Volume 45 b Change $13.62 Open $1,348.63 Circulating 114.32 m Market Cap 154.18 b 12 h Ethereum 'Undervalued' as New ETH Options with $20k Strike Price Added on Deribit 14 h ETH Ready for Bitcoin-like Price Discovery with New ATH; Blockchain Activity Goes Parabolic 1 d Nvidia Looks to Fire Up Its Crypto Mining GPU Production; If Demand is Good Enough in its hot wallets have been transferred out of the exchange. These affected hot wallets account for 5% of its total assets.
As such, the exchange has “temporarily suspended” all the withdrawals.
EXMO is currently investigating the issue and “taking measures to protect your funds.”
“If any user fund is affected by this incident, it'll be covered completely by EXMO,” ensured the exchange.
EXMO also shared a list of addresses where the hackers are sending their stolen funds to.
The exchange reported the hacking to the London police this morning and is also keeping in touch with their cybercrime team.
The exchange ranks at 30th place on Coinmarketcap with 24 hours volume of $47.4 million.
EXMO recorded web traffic of 580.82k in November, up from the previous month but down from 890k visits it saw in June this year, as per SimilarWeb. The exchange receives nearly half of its traffic, 49.93% from Ukraine, followed by Russia, Belarus, Moldova, and Kazakhstan.