Remitano exchange allegedly hacked for $2.7M; $1.4M frozen by Tether
Crypto exchange Remitano experienced large withdrawals under suspicious circumstances on September 14, with some blockchain analysts concluding that it may have been hacked. A total of $2.7 million worth of crypto has been withdrawn through the suspicious transactions. Tether has frozen one address the attacker allegedly used, potentially saving $1.4 million worth of customers’ crypto.
At approximately 12:45 p.m. on September 14, a known Remitano hot wallet began sending funds to an address with no prior history. Approximately $1.4 million worth of Tether (USDT) and $208,000 worth of USD Coin (USDC) stablecoins, as well as 104,000 Ankr tokens (worth $2,000 at the time) were moved to address 0x74530e81E9f4715c720b6b237f682CD0e298B66C.
Blockchain analytics platform Cyvers has alerted the crypto community about the alleged suspicious transactions.
ALERTOur ML-driven system has detected
multiple anomalous transactions with @remitano
exchange, resulting in a total loss of $2.7M across 3
we contacted the team to halt any additional losses
and initiate efforts to recover suspected stolen funds#CyversAlert pic.twitter.com/lug03WzNh9
— Cyvers Alerts (@CyversAlerts) September 14, 2023
Tether subsequently froze the address to prevent the attacker from cashing out USDT, which prevented $1.4 million of the drained crypto from being moved any further. Remitano has not yet issued a statement regarding the incident.