yesterday It has become so popular cipher exchange Crypto.com, an exchange like battle In the Netherlands, user registrations have been paused because several users have noticed certain suspicious activity. The exchange then indicated that the users’ funds were safe, but in the meantime it became known that a large amount of money had already been stolen by hackers.
according to blockchain security Company Peckshield, hackers managed to collect at least $ 15 million Ether (ETH) From Crypto.com hot wallet to steal. In addition, Peckshield notes that they tracked down the stolen assets and that they are currently being laundered by coin shuffle Denst Tornado Cash.
the Tweet embed The loss is around $15 million with at least 4.6K ETH and half of it is currently laundered Tweet embed https://t.co/PUl6IrB3cp https://t.co/6SVKvk8PLf pic.twitter.com/XN9nmT857j
– PeckShield Inc. (pickshield) January 18 2022
Several users contacted Crypto.com after they claimed to have lost cryptocurrencies, especially ether tokens. However, Crypto.com noted that the hackers did not steal any money.
Despite the fact that Peckshield has revealed that at least $15 million in ether tokens have been stolen from the exchange, Crypto.com CEO Chris Marsalek vehemently denies that client funds were stolen. It also indicates that an extensive investigation has been conducted into the causes of the hack.
Some thoughts from me over the past 24 hours:
– Never lose customer money
– Withdrawal downtime was below 14 hours
– Our team has strengthened the infrastructure in response to the incident
We will share a full autopsy after the internal investigation is over.
– Chris | Crypto.com (@Kris_HK) January 18 2022
Dent in a PR campaign
For this reason, many users on Twitter and clients of the exchange are very critical. According to many, the exchange was not fair and the communication between them and their customers was substandard.
Their Twitter account is “all money is safe, back to normal” but they never mention the amount stolen or give information about what happened… such bad communication from them.
– But 🔺 (JTuxon) January 18 2022
This criticism comes at the time of a massive marketing campaign by Crypto.com. Recently, the exchange has spent massive amounts of money trying to put Crypto.com on the map all over the world. For example, in November, the stock exchange acquired equity Staples Center in Los Angeles for $700 million.
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