$97 Million stolen from the Liquid Crypto Exchange!
BankInfoSecurity.com reported that “A hacker stole $97 million in crypto assets from the Japan-based cryptocurrency exchange Liquid, which announced the breach via Twitter late Wednesday and halted deposits and withdrawals.” The August 19, 2021 report entitled “Hacker Steals $97 Million From Crypto Exchange 'Liquid'” included these comments from Liquid that “the hacker transferred funds to the following addresses, among others:”
•Ethereum/Energy Web Token: 0x5578840aae68682a9779623fa9e8714802b59946;
Then in a “follow-up blog post, Liquid” said:
…it first detected the unauthorized access early Thursday, local time, and confirmed crypto assets had been moved out of Liquid wallets.
It notes that $16 million worth of Ethereum assets had been frozen "due to the assistance of the crypto community and other exchanges”.
Obviously all crypto exchanges need to be on high alert!