Just yesterday, we reported on the incredible crypto scam where around $ 600 million was stolen from the Poly Network. Now, the platform operator reports via Twitter that they have actually received back a whole 260 million US dollars in cryptocurrencies after their own demands for the criminals to return.
No ordinary theft
Anyone who now suspects that the hackers have got a guilty conscience should be wrong. Finally, the Süddeutsche Zeitung reports that it should hardly be possible for the gangsters to wash the stolen tokens. In addition, voices would be heard suggesting that it should not be an ordinary criminal act, but rather an action that wants to draw attention to vulnerabilities in the technical protocol of the poly Token.
These vulnerabilities caused the theft of $ 273 million in Ethereum, $ 253 million in Binance tokens, and $ 85 million in Poly.
“The only way”
Special attention is now provided by a three-page interview that the hacker conducted with himself and published. Accordingly, he had no interest in a financial gain, since he himself had enough money. The stolen coins are currently “safe” and were probably not sold accordingly.
The Süddeutsche Zeitung quotes the thief from the notes deposited in the Ethereum blockchain: “I know it hurts when people are attacked, but shouldn’t they learn something from these hacks?”And further:” I needed time to talk to the Poly Network team. Sorry, this is the only way to preserve my dignity without revealing my identity. And I had to rest a little.“
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