On the list of stolen cryptocurrencies are BTC, ETH, Tron, BSC, ADA and XRP.
Atomic Wallet assured that they are working to track the stolen funds.
Atomic Wallet, an open source wallet, was the victim of an attack that stole approximately $35 million worth of various cryptocurrencies from some of its users yesterday, June 3.
Initially, the warning was released by several users of the wallet On twitter. One of those who claimed to have lost his funds was a developer named Tom and whose user on the social network is @ Christomos03.
“Dammit, all my hard work money has just vanished from the Atomic Wallet! This is your responsibility to secure the funds. What will happen to our funds? Please do not copy and paste anything here! just give a clear answer, many users are facing this today!”, express @Christos03.
For his part, ZachXBT, a cryptocurrency scam researcher, reported that during his investigations he found a victim who lost over $7 million in Tether (USDT) in the hack.
“The five largest losses represent USD 17 million. My graph has now exceeded USD 35 million in total stolen”, pointed out the researcher who does research with on-chain tools.
ZachXBT exposed that among the cryptocurrencies that were stolen are: BTC, ETH, Tron, BSC, ADA, Ripple, Polkadot, Cosmos, Algo, Avax, XLM, LTC and Doge.
Atomic Wallet confirmed the theft and is conducting investigations
The team behind Atomic Wallet issued a first message in which they claim to be “doing everything possible to investigate and analyze the situation” and as they have more information about what happened they will share it.
Hours later they confirmed the event. In this sense, they indicated that they are collecting the addresses of the victims. They also said they contacted major stock exchanges and blockchain analytics firms to “trace and block the stolen funds.”
At the moment, neither Atomic Wallet nor independent researchers have detected how the attack was carried out or what security breach cybercriminals took advantage of to carry out the theft.
Hacks are the order of the day in the cryptocurrency industry. As CriptoNoticias reported, so far this year, last April was the third month with losses exceeding USD 100 million, with exploits due to protocol errors being the favorites of attackers.