FTX Telegram Admin Claims the Exchange has Been Hacked and Mobile App has Malware
A telegram administrator on the FTX official group chat claims the exchange has been hacked, and its website and mobile app have been compromised.
The FTX bankruptcy saga underwent an ominous twist early Saturday when crypto Twitter members noticed the movement and consolidation of its crypto assets to a single address.
The one address continuously received funds from various wallet addresses linked to FTX.US and FTX International. At the time of writing, the wallet is still receiving funds from the exchange, with some users claiming that their accounts now read zero.
Querying the address on Etherscan reveals that it now holds 125,635 Ethereum worth $156.46 million and an estimated $120.3 million in 36 other digital assets.
FTX has Been Hacked, FTX Apps are Malware — Telegram Admin
With the above events, an administrator on the @FTX_Official Telegram group has claimed that the beleaguered crypto exchange has been hacked, and potentially all its funds are gone. The administrator sent a message that stated, ‘FTX has been hacked. All funds seem to be gone.’
The message has since been deleted, and another has been posted claiming FTX has been hacked, adding that the crypto exchange’s website and mobile app are compromised. The message explains that the FTX mobile app has malware and that the FTX website might download Trojans onto the computers of those who attempt to visit and log in.
@FTX_Official Telegram Group No Longer Available For New Members
In addition, it seems like the @FTX_Official Telegram chat group is no longer available for new members who want to join.
FTX is Investigating Abnormalities — FTX.US General Counsel
The crypto exchange’s General Counsel in the United States, Ryne Miller, has since Tweeted about the unusual movement of digital assets related to FTX.US and FTX.International.
In his statement, Mr Miller said that the crypto exchange was investigating the abnormalities with the wallet movements related to the consolidation of FTC balances across exchanges. He added that there were “unclear facts as other movements are not clear” and that he would “share more info” as soon as it is available.
~By John P. Njui~