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 13.90% Bitcoin / USD BTCUSD $ 39,024.80
$5,424.4513.90%
Volume 41.98 b Change $5,424.45 Open $39,024.80 Circulating 18.77 m Market Cap 732.39 b
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, XRP XRP 11.07% XRP / USD XRPUSD $ 0.66
$0.0711.07%
Volume 3.33 b Change $0.07 Open $0.66 Circulating 46.27 b Market Cap 30.58 b
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, ZEC ZEC 10.33% Zcash / USD ZECUSD $ 106.76
$11.0310.33%
Volume 310.34 m Change $11.03 Open $106.76 Circulating 12.29 m Market Cap 1.31 b
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, USDT USDT 0.04% Tether / USD USDTUSD $ 1.00
$0.000.04%
Volume 78.3 b Change $0.00 Open $1.00 Circulating 61.81 b Market Cap 61.8 b
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, ETC ETC 11.53% Ethereum Classic / USD ETCUSD $ 52.38
$6.0411.53%
Volume 3.63 b Change $6.04 Open $52.38 Circulating 128.77 m Market Cap 6.74 b
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, and ETH ETH 10.48% Ethereum / USD ETHUSD $ 2,363.19
$247.6610.48%
Volume 25.11 b Change $247.66 Open $2,363.19 Circulating 116.85 m Market Cap 276.14 b
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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.

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