Elementos generales
Palabras exactas
Búsqueda en el título
Búsqueda en el contenido
Búsqueda en el resumen
Filter by Categorías
Crypto News Noticias Criptomonedas
Noticias Ethereum
Token Alertas
NFT news Noticias de NFTs
Videos Crypto World Alerts
Best Crypto Sport Gaming
Tenemos empleo Criptomonedas
Noticias de Allmedgroup

Noticias Criptomonedas Hacker returns $71 million worth of crypto to phishing victim

Curador Noticias Crypto

Soy el curador de las Noticias Crypto de CryptoWorldAlerts. Si el documento o el contenido infringe cualquier derecho de autor, por favor señálelo en comentarios y será rápidamente borrado. A todos los artículos les incluimos el link del Recurso que consta como Source Link Si el presente artículo, video o foto intrigue cualquier derecho de autor por favor señálelo al correo del autor o en la caja de comentarios.

A whale lost 1,155 Wrapped BTC (WBTC), worth $71 million, due to a phishing attack on May 3. Surprisingly, the attacker returned all the funds to the victim a week later.

On May 2, the whale spent $29.6 million DAI to buy 502 WBTC at $58,951. Later, on May 4, the victim created a new address and transferred 0.05 ETH for testing—a usual practice when moving large amounts.

As reported by Finbold, the attacker generated phishing addresses in advance and monitored users’ on-chain activities. When the victim whale was about to transfer WBTC, the attacker sent 0 ETH using a phishing address.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
Victim’s transaction history. Source: Etherscan / Lookonchain

A specific phishing: Address poisoning attack

Interestingly, this attack used a technique known as “Address Poisoning,” as it poisons the victim’s transaction history. The phishing address had the same starting and ending letters as the whale’s new address.

This attack is particularly hard to spot because many crypto wallets hide the middle part of the address with “…” to improve the user interface. Moreover, users often copy addresses from transaction histories and only check the starting and ending letters.

Therefore, the whale mistakenly copied the phishing address and sent 1,155 WBTC to the attacker.

Attacker returns stolen $71 million to phishing victim

On-chain data shows that the attacker immediately converted the stolen WBTC into 22,960 ETH, possibly for money laundering purposes. Lookonchain reported the entire development of these events and summarized it in a post on X on May 12.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
Attacker’s swap history. Source: Etherscan / Lookonchain

Notably, the whale tried to contact the attacker, offering a 10% bounty for returning 90% of the funds. Initially, the attacker did not respond, but as the cybersecurity company Slow Mist tracked the attacker’s IPs, possibly from Hong Kong, the attacker replied and returned all the funds.

To prevent such attacks, users should carefully check the entire address when making transfers. Saving trusted addresses in the address book and copying from there is recommended. Enabling small transaction filtering in wallets can also help filter out phishing transactions, further preserving the funds.

Link del artículo original
Si el presente artículo, video o foto intrigue cualquier derecho de autor por favor señálelo al correo del autor o en la caja de comentarios.


Crypto Review


Share This