In a current blog post Crypto.com comments on the hacker attack that temporarily paralyzed the US trading platform a few days ago. According to their own statements, the wallets of 483 Crypto.com users were attacked. This would have resulted in unauthorized withdrawals of 4,836.26 ETH, 443.93 BTC and $66,000 in other cryptocurrencies. The total amount of damage now amounts to around 33 million US dollars and is about twice as high as previously assumed. So far, the CRO course has largely shown itself
In this release, the company assures that they “prevented unauthorized withdrawals in most cases, and in all other cases customers have been fully refunded.”
On January 17, at around 1:46 am German time, an attack on the Crypto.com system was detected. The attackers are said to have succeeded in bypassing two-factor authentication. Crypto.com’s IT department observed transactions being approved without being cleared through 2FA control by the respective users. As BTC-ECHO reported, complaints from victims via Twitter increased at the same time.
According to Crypto.com, the payment of all tokens was immediately suspended. Overall, the attack caused the payout infrastructure to fail for a total of 14 hours. The platform has been live again since January 18, 2022 at 5:46 p.m. In an interview with Bloomberg the next day, Crypto.com CEO Kris Marszalek said that “customers’ accounts were never at risk.”