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Cryptocurrency exchange KuCoin announced that during theThe investigation revealed that one of the regular clients of the trading platform could be behind the hacking of the Twitter account and the theft of crypto assets.
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In the comments for the press, the cryptocurrency exchangeKuCoin stated that the wallet address belongs to one of its users. The primary reason for conducting an internal audit of the exchange was an appeal to the KuCoin administration on Twitter from a user under the nickname @CoinGurruu, who reported the discovery of a suspicious crypto wallet.
However, the administration of the trading platform stated,that it will not take any restrictive measures against the owner until it receives a notification from law enforcement agencies.
“Although the address does belong to one ofplatform users, the account will not be blocked. We plan to take appropriate action based on cooperation with law enforcement agencies, in accordance with user agreements and the laws of the Seychelles,” said Johnny Lyu, CEO of KuCoin.
As it became known to the media, at the moment, the Etherscan blockchain explorer marked the indicated address as a fake phishing wallet.
At the beginning of the week, attackers hacked
KuCoin cryptocurrency exchange Twitter account, and then posted fraudulent links and messages, resulting in the loss of over $22,000 of users' crypto assets.