In what’s the latest crypto heist to target the decentralized finance (DeFi) space, hackers have stolen digital assets worth around $160 million from crypto trading firm Wintermute.
The hack involved a series of unauthorized transactions that transferred USD Coin, Binance USD, Tether USD, Wrapped ETH, and 66 other cryptocurrencies to the attacker’s wallet.
The company said that its centralized finance (CeFi) and over-the-counter (OTC) operations have not been impacted by the security incident. It did not disclose when the hack took place.
The digital asset market maker, which provides liquidity to more several exchanges and crypto platforms, warned of disruption to its services in the coming days, but stressed that it’s “solvent with twice over that amount in equity left.”
“We are (still) open to treat[ing] this as a white hat, so if you are the attacker – get in touch,” the company’s founder and CEO, Evgeny Gaevoy, said in a tweet.
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