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The four-year anniversary of the Bitfinex hack and the theft of $ 12 million in BTC have been postponed

August 4, 2020

Someone who had access to the 119,756 bitcoins stolen from the Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange in 2016 has put $ 12 million in unknown purses over the past six days.

After a series of Tweets Wallet addresses published by Whale Alert on August 3, known to be related to one of the biggest cryptocurrency exchange violations. You were moving 620 bitcoin (BTC) worth about $ 7 million at the time of this writing. made with more than 4 transactions. July 29th nearly $ 5 million, or 448 BTC touched in a single transaction.

Together with you, Another recent move of $ 39 million from July 27-28. that’s about With more than 17 transactions in a week, around $ 51 million will be transferred to Bitcoin.

Four years later

The four-year anniversary of the Bitfinex hack and the theft of $ 12 million in BTC have been postponedThe four-year anniversary of the Bitfinex hack and the theft of $ 12 million in BTC have been postponed

On August 2, 2016, Hackers breached Bitfinex’s security and stole 119,756 BTC, or $ 72 million by then. Four years later and a recent bullish behavior, The total amount of their loot is approximately $ 1.3 billion.

Despite the recent move of $ 51 million The people responsible for the hack only moved between 1 and 2% of the money they stole. This suggests that the culprit You may have some difficulties because of the new anti-money laundering (AML) rules.

Hacked cryptocurrency exchanges in Europe

Cointelegraph recently reported that hackers escaped $ 1.39 million from a European cryptocurrency trading platform, 2gether, on July 31. In addition, the UK-based cryptocurrency exchange Cashaa was the victim of a cyber attack on July 10. The attackers had stolen more than 336 BTC or $ 3.7 million at the time of writing.

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