Hackers take $8 million in assets from Bitkeep Wallets in latest DeFi attack


While many are still enjoying the holiday season, hackers are hard at work spending around $8 million in the ongoing BitKeep wallet attack. 
 On December 26, some users of the multi-chain crypto wallet BitKeep reported that their funds were  drained and moved when they were not using their wallet. The BitKeep team confirmed in their official Telegram group that some APK  downloads were hijacked by some attackers and  installed with code planted by hackers. They wrote: 

 "If your money is stolen, the application you downloaded or updated may be an unknown version (unofficial  version) that has been hijacked." 

 As the hack continued, the BitKeep team encouraged its users to transfer their funds to a wallet that came from official sources such as Google Play and the Apple App Store. Additionally, the team  asked community members to use the newly created wallet addresses as their previous addresses may have already been "lit to hackers". To facilitate the investigation, the BitKeep team asked affected users to submit  relevant materials via a Google form they provided.

The wallet address of one suspected hacker already has more than $5 million in digital assets. Although the leverage amount is not yet final and the attackers are still transferring funds to multiple wallet addresses, blockchain security and analytics company PeckShield highlighted that there was more than $8 million in Tether (USDT), DAI (DAI), Binance Coin (BNB ) and Ether (ETH) stolen so far. 

 On October 17, BitKeep's wallet was also exploited when an attacker obtained $1 million of BNB. The attack was carried out through a service that allowed the exchange of tokens. The wallet company suspended the service and promised to compensate all affected users.

Source: cointelegraph

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