Crypto Exchange Binance Hacked, $ 40M + Stolen in Bitcoin


This is a pretty high-profile heist, as heist come, since Binance is actually the rworld's biggest crypto exxchange in terms of traded volume. The act was reported by Binance as a well-conducted orchestra, with hackers using seemingly unconnected accounts at the most opportune time to achieve a single, high-value withdrawal of $41M (roughly 7,000 Bitcoin at current pricing) - only 2% of Binance's total value in their so-called 'hot wallet'.

Hackerne tok også unna flere opplysninger om brukernes kontoer: et stort antall bruker-API-nøkler, 2FA-koder og 'potensielt annen info' ble tatt foruten de kule $ 41M i Bitcoin. Binance-administrerende direktør Changpeng Zhao advarte om at hackerne fortsatt kunne kontrollere nok relevante kontoer som kan tillate dem å påvirke prisingen og tjene enda mer penger.


Sources: Binance, TechSpot