Hackers stole $ 10 million in XRP from GateHub wallets


GateHub cryptocurrency storage service administration announced cases of hacking user accounts and stealing from wallets 23.2 million XRP.

On June 1, community representatives received information about the disappearance of 201 thousand coins. Initially, the company did not reveal any signs of violations in the platform, but with further investigation of the circumstances of the transfer of funds, the researchers have discovered an increase in the number of API calls emanating from 12 IP addresses. Analysts suggest that hackers could use it to gain access to encrypted secret keys.

According to researchers, so far all detected cases of hacking and theft are associated with ripple wallets running GateHub. In this case, the stolen means translated into one account (R9DO2AR8K64NXGLD6OJOYWAXQHUS57CK8K). So far, it is known about the facts of hacking about 100 wallets and the disappearance of them 23.2 million XRP by $ 9.7 million at the current course, of which 13.1 million coins were already laundered through the stock exchanges and mixing services.

Immediately after detection, GateHub has blocked the access point, after which the suspicious calls of the API stopped. There were no signs of fitting, coercion or attempts to select combinations.

The company cooperates with law enforcement agencies and third-party experts to track criminals. The investigation is still conducted, therefore the details are not disclosed.

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