HACKING OF CRYPTOPIA EXCHANGE CONTINUES, ITS ADMINISTRATION HAS LOST CONTROL OF THE WALLETS
According to the company Elementus, hackers, who hacked the New Zealand crypto-exchange Cryptopia two weeks ago, continue to withdraw users’ funds from Ethereum wallets. This indicates that the administration of the site has lost access to its Ethereum addresses. Owners of more than 5 thousand wallets, from which funds were stolen twice, are unaware of hacking their accounts.
As it turned out later, as a result of hacking, the criminals managed to steal cryptocurrencies in the amount of not $2 million, as stated at first, but $16 million, and the largest share of this volume is ether. At the same time, New Zealand police was able to identify the source of the break-in.
According to the firm Elementus, the attackers withdrew 1675 coins ether, which is about $180 thousand, with 17 thousand accounts on Cryptopia exchange. It is noteworthy that out of this number, more than 5,000 wallets have already been stolen funds, but apparently their owners are not aware of this, since the first attack they have replenished their balance sheets.
While the police failed to catch hackers, any funds sent to the addresses of the Cryptopia exchange may be under the control of criminals, experts concluded.