© Reuters. LCX Exchange Loses $6.8 Million in Hot Wallet to Hackers Amid Bitcoin Crash
- The LCX exchange lost $6.8 million in one of its hot wallets to hackers.
- PeckShield, a blockchain security company, has identified the hack.
- ETH, USDC, LINK, MKR, ENJ, SAND, and QNT have been hacked.
The LCX exchange lost $6.8 million in one of its hot wallets to hackers. In the news, the company officially confirmed the incident after stopping deposits and withdrawals.
Incident update: We are sorry to announce that one of our hot wallets has been hacked. We have taken security measures to protect wallets and other assets
– LCX (lcx) Jan 9, 2022
Per the report, blockchain security firm PeckShield first identified the hack on a suspicious transfer of ERC-20 tokens from an LCX exchange to an anonymous ETH wallet.
Hot wallet at risk? lcx https://t.co/uL5a7oCFfM
– PeckShield Inc. (@pickshield) Jan 9, 2022
Moreover, right after the PeckShield report, the LCX exchange announced that more than eight types of tokens including ETH, USDC, LINK, MKR, ENJ, SAND, and QNT had been hacked.
Meanwhile, LCX has not yet revealed any possible solution to help return the stolen funds. The exchange only mentioned its security measures to secure portfolios and other assets.
During this challenging period, we deeply appreciate the support from our customers, other exchanges, security experts, and the broader crypto community.
Coincidentally, the LCX exchange’s exploit came at a time when the price of Bitcoin (BTC) was showing a sharp downtrend. However, apart from BTC dropping at present, the entire crypto market is also displaying red symptoms, indicating a bear market.
Apparently, the rally in the cryptocurrency market this time seems to be losing the way for the imagination of traders. At the time of writing, the crypto market is reflecting a mixture of red and green. But market red flags are dominating, compared to being bullish.
In fact, this week seems like a very bad moment especially for the major currency and crypto market.
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