In January 2019, hackers attacked the Cryptopia exchange, as a result of which they managed to steal $16 million worth of crypto assets. Late last year, Grant Thornton, which liquidates the closed Cryptopia exchange, began accepting claims from affected users for damages.
Cryptopia exchange gets hacked again
Despite the fact that the trading floor is no longer working, unknown people still manage to move assets from it. According to local media reports, US firm Stakenet, which was Cryptopia’s lender, received a notice that $45,000 XSN coins were transferred from its cold wallet on February 1.
Stakenet suffered no losses during the 2019 hack, so the firm’s management hoped to recover all of its assets. The wallet contained $1.97 million worth of crypto assets. This wallet was never used after the Cryptopia hack. Liquidator Grant Thornton said the transaction was not authorized and has already launched an investigation into the incident. Stakenet demanded an explanation from Grant Thornton why the company failed to protect users’ funds by allowing an unauthorized transaction. This means that someone was able to access the funds again.
According to Crypto Wisser, 75 crypto exchanges have been forced to close since the beginning of 2020. The reasons are completely different: internal problems, hacker attacks, and even fraud of the founders.
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