The hacked cryptocurrency exchange Eterbase called on the trading platforms Binance, Huobi and HitBTC to block funds transferred to them by hackers.
We remind that on 8 September, hackers have made an attack on Eterbase, cracking six hot purses Exchange. The funds were withdrawn in BTC, ETH, XRP, TRX, XTZ and ALGO. The total damage to Eterbase is estimated at about $ 5.4 million. According to the investigation, hackers transferred most of the stolen funds to Binance, Huobi and HitBTC exchanges. Therefore, the Eterbase team turned to their leaders for assistance so that the attackers could not withdraw money.
Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao immediately responded to Etherbase’s call on Twitter. He said that Binance’s security team is already looking into the matter and will do whatever it takes to support the affected exchange. To date, Eterbase has suspended trading, but is going to resume work in the near future, although it did not indicate an exact date. Blockchain Research Lab co-founder Ingo Fiedler noted:
“Even if hackers manage to steal cryptocurrencies from the wallets of the exchange, these assets are forever blacklisted on the blockchain, so no one dares to accept them. Criminals will not rejoice in their prey for long. If the cryptoassets can be identified, they are returned to their rightful owner. There is still hope for Etherbase. ”
Note that last month Binance helped Ukrainian law enforcement agencies find a group of criminals who were involved in extortion using malware and laundering $ 42 million through cryptocurrencies.