Crypto.com CEO Chris Marshall has confirmed that hundreds of accounts have been compromised by hackers, resulting in the theft of large sums of money.
In an online interview with Bloomberg, Marshall confirmed that about 400 customer accounts had been compromised by hackers. He also revealed that since the first hacker attack, he has not been informed by regulators, but will share information if a formal investigation is conducted.
Security company PeckShield tweeted that about $ 15 million of Atrium had been stolen by hackers during the Crypto.com hack, all of which had been sent to Tornado Cash. Tornado Cash is a cryptocurrency privacy tool, also known as a “mixer”, which can make cryptocurrency transactions more anonymous and difficult to track.
The CEO and other members of the Crypto.com exchange have made vague statements in previous statements, and this has been criticized by others. The company’s official statement, for example, referred to a “security incident” and the exchange’s official Twitter account reported only “suspicious activity on some of its accounts”, while the problems appear to have been much bigger. .
Crypto.com has become one of the most well-known brands in the world of cryptocurrencies due to its outstanding sponsorship deals with sports teams, especially the $ 700 million contract that renamed the Los Angeles Lakers Stadium.
As the number of users in the cryptocurrency industry continues to grow, exchange offices have become one of the most important targets for hackers. According to published reports, more than 20 hacks were committed during 2021, in which more than $ 10 million was stolen, as well as six cases with a stolen amount of more than $ 100 million.