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FTX Hacked Amidst Turmoil

The cryptocurrency exchange FTX is observing millions of dollars being transferred from FTX wallets. The exploiter is switching all cryptocurrency assets to DAI and ETH, which cannot be blocked. Additionally, the drainer takes out tokens like StETH Solana, BNB, LINK, AVAX, and MATIC. In just a few hours, irregular transfers totaling around $600 million, with some switching from Tether to DAI.

Rey, the administrator of FTX Community Chat, left a message in the Telegram group claiming that FTX had been compromised and that FTX apps were malicious. It advised users not to visit the FTX website and to remove the program since Trojans might be downloaded there. It needs to be clarified whether the administrator has resigned or not.

A significant quantity of money began to transfer from the FTX and FTX US wallets to a single wallet today, which was thought to be the beginning of the bankruptcy procedure. On-chain information, however, and more reports revealed that FTX wallets had been compromised and that hackers had used insider information to acquire root access, according to Ki Young Ju in the tweet below:

Foobar, in his thread, validated that the recipient account received an on-chain message with the 4byte selection “0x3d24a1ff,” which is the function name “Rug Pull All” hashed. Some claim this is an inside job because all private keys were intended to be exposed when an update started. Users are asked not to download or update the FTX app.

In a tweet, Ryne Miller, the general counsel for FTX US, stated that the company was “investigating abnormal wallet movements related to the consolidation of FTX holdings across exchanges.”

The transfers occurred the same day FTX formally filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after allegedly losing billions of dollars in user payments. The transfers have yet to be officially acknowledged by FTX leadership.

Numerous owners of FTX wallets have also reported seeing $0 balances in their FTX.com and FTX US wallets. This can be due to the FTX API being unavailable.

The cryptocurrency community immediately assumed on Twitter that the cash had been stolen as part of some sort of attack, citing as proof that some of the transactions included notes that contained obscene jokes and insults addressed at the founder of FTX.

As a result of the simultaneous and sophisticated hacking of FTX and FTX US, Autism Capital speculated that the outflows might have been planned by a member of the SBF inner circle.

Autism capital speculated that the outflows could be coordinated by a member of SBF’s inner circle, pointing out that the simultaneous and sophisticated hacks of FTX and FTX US indicate a potential inside job.

In response to Mario Nawfal, CEO of IBCgroup, Nick Percoco, CSO of Kraken Exchange, tweeted that the Kraken team now knows the name of the individual who hacked FTX.

Sadly, no public statement has been made to identify the suspect.

Stay tuned as the stories unfold.

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Adegbite Mubaraq

Blockchain Copywriter and Marketer |Technical Analyst |Budding Financial Engineer