On September 24, hackers attacked the hot wallet of the cryptocurrency exchange HTX (formerly Huobi), which led to the loss of 5,000 ETH ($7.9 million). The suspicious transaction was detected by the Cyver Alerts service.
🚨Red Code🚨Yesterday, our ML-powered system detected a suspicious transaction involving @HuobiGlobal and @HTX_Global.
Despite our attempts to reach out, we received no response. An EOA received 5K $ETH $7.9M from @HuobiGlobal‘s hot wallet.
🔍 This morning, we spotted… pic.twitter.com/3oqHhAVi8P
— 🚨 Cyvers Alerts 🚨 (@CyversAlerts) September 25, 2023
Subsequently, the hacker moved 1001 ETH to another wallet.
Following the incident, the HTX team migrated the hot wallet. She also sent a transaction to the hacker’s wallet with a message that she had established his identity. The exchange offered to voluntarily return the funds before October 2 and receive a reward in the amount of 5% of this amount. Otherwise, the platform intends to contact law enforcement agencies.
The hack was later confirmed by Tron founder Justin Sun, who sits on HTX’s advisory board.
HTX @HTX_Global has suffered a loss of 5,000 #Eth ($8 million USD) due to a hacker attack. HTX has fully covered the losses incurred from the attack and has successfully resolved all related issues. All user assets are #SAFU and the platform is operating completely normally.
— HE Justin Sun 孙宇晨 (@justinsuntron) September 25, 2023
According to him, the exchange fully covered the losses incurred as a result of the attack, “successfully resolving” the related issues.
“All user resources are SAFU and the platform works completely fine,” Sun wrote.
He did not specify the details.
ForkLog previously reported that on September 23, an unknown person hacked the cloud service provider Mixin Network and withdrew about $200 million in digital assets.
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