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CertiK Reports: Hackers Shift BNB and MATIC in Latest $41M Stake Heist

CertiK Reports: Hackers Shift BNB and MATIC in Latest $41M Stake Heist

– The hackers behind the $41 million hack of cryptocurrency casino Stake have moved an additional $328,000 million worth of Polygon (MATIC) and BNB (BNB) tokens.

– The most recent transfer involved 300 BNB tokens and 520,000 MATIC tokens, which were bridged to the Avalanche blockchain.

– This brings the total amount of stolen funds transferred to $4.8 million, representing 1.2% of the total $41 million stolen.

– The hacker gained access to Stake’s Binance Smart Chain and Ethereum hot wallets on Sept. 4.

– The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation believes North Korea’s Lazarus Group was behind the exploit.

– The total amount lost to cryptocurrency hacks and scams in 2023 has now surpassed $1 billion.

– Recent incidents include a phishing attack that resulted in a loss of $24 million in staked Ether, the compromise of Vitalik Buterin’s X account leading to a $691,000 NFT scam, and other exploits totaling millions of dollars in damages.

– The article suggests collecting it as an NFT to preserve this moment in history and support independent journalism in the crypto space.

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