With the first hack 15 days ago there was some big worries that Cryptopia was now compromised and that thousands of wallet where still at risk. Well every ones worst fears where realised when another breach took place where
17k Cryptopia wallets were drained of 1,675 ETH
Most thought that the worst was over after $16 million of funds where siphoned off. However the hack was back in action today where the Cryptopia hacker started up again today, siphoning an additional 1,675 ETH (worth about $180k at today's market rates) from an another 17k Cryptopia wallets.
Among the wallets affected are the 1,948 at-risk wallets some of which have continued to accrue funds as recently as today. The list also includes over 5,000 wallets that had already been drained in the original hack, but have since been topped up, presumably by unknowing Cryptopia users.
The funds began moving today at 6:59 AM this morning (Monday, 28-Jan) and continued throughout the day, accumulating in this Ethereum address:
Could this be Cryptopia securing their remaining funds, Is this an inside job or a disgruntled employee?
At 9:50 PM this evening, it became very clear that it was the same hacker. At that time, the incoming transfers had stopped and the funds were moved into the address below, the same wallet that currently stores the other stolen Cryptopia funds.
Though Cryptopia still hasn’t released any details about the hack or even made a statement to the community. As a holder myself I have lost confidence in the platform and all eyes are on Cryptopia while we all await details about the stolen funds and waiting to find out if your affected or not.
As we stand until the hackers are caught, they will remain in control of the wallets and will drain funds at any given opportunity.
Unaware users are still depositing funds not realising that the site is still not secure and that funds are still be siphoned off. In just the two hours since this hack took place, many of the very same Ethereum wallets that were just hacked have already been topped up with more ether.
It seems a lot of the funds are coming from mining pools, which has been set up as a direct debit if you will. I have the same set with antpool but to a separate wallet and are on auto pilot and constantly being deposited and topping up funds.
|Posted||29 Jan 2019|