Hackers steal at least $150 million in assets from crypto platform BitMart

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Crypto trading platform Bitmart confirmed a “massive security breach” over the weekend, saying hackers stole nearly $150 million in assets.

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“The affected ETH hot wallet and BSC hot wallet hold a small percentage of assets on Bitmart and all of our other wallets are secure and unaffected,” Bitmart said in a statement: Saturday night. “We are now conducting a thorough security review and will post updates as we move forward.”

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Bitmart said it is temporarily suspending withdrawals “until further notice”.

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However, third-party blockchain-security and data-analytics company PeckShield Inc. – who first Violation noticed Saturday Night – Estimated Losses around $200 million, and a detailed description of a list of outflows that include losses of approximately $100 million from various crypto assets on the Ethereum blockchain and $96 million from assets using the Binance Smart Chain . The theft apparently involved assets worth around 50 tokens, including Binance Coin, Safemoon, and Shiba Inu.

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In August, a hacker stole more than $600 million in crypto assets from DeFi platform Poly Networks, but later claimed that they had taken the assets only “for fun” and wanted to point to a security vulnerability. , refunded the full amount.

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