Stolen Funds from Recent Localbitcoins Phishing attack lead to largest exchange
LocalBitcoins was hit by a hacker who managed to steal 7.95 BTC (approx. $27,825) by using a fake link to LocalBitcoins website located on their forum.
The LocalBitcoins Forum caused this issue and was immediately taken down by the LocalBitcoins team.
sources: https://www.reddit.com/r/local... | https://muut.com/i/localbitcoi...
According to our data this is a deposit address of one of the biggest exchanges in the cryptocurrency space. Even though, this exchanges address received only ~7.95BTC from the LocalBitcoin phishing attack, it has received in total 3184.57 BTC (~$12,447,489 at the txs dates) valued around $10,827,541 today throughout its existence. Below you can see the path of the stolen coins through Coinfirm’s Visualizer tool from the Coinfirm AML Platform. This data has been submitted into the AMLT Network, and future risk reports for related addresses will reflect the appropriate updates and risk indicators.
A major New Zealand Cryptocurrency Exchange with over 2M users (source), Cryptopia, announced an unscheduled maintenance on the 13th of January which caused a problem that their users could not log in, deposit or withdraw cryptocurrency assets.
You can track the whole path of stolen coins thanks to Coinfirm’s tool – Vis as you can see below:
The final amount totalled at: $17.44M which is the highest reported loss in 2019 so far.
Please see our AML reports and note that interacting with these 3 addresses may expose you to risk and end up with an increased C-Score.
AML Risk Report of "0x9007a0421145b06a0345d55a8c0f0327f62a2224"
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