Crypto hackers return more than half of $600-mn loot: Poly Network

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Hackers behind the record $600-million worth cryptocurrency heist have sent back a portion of the massive digital loot. In a series of tweets, Poly Network said that the hackers have returned $342 million of the stolen assets. “$342 million (As of 12 Aug 08:18:29 AM +UTC) of assets had been returned: Ethereum: $4.6M; BSC: $252M; Polygon: $85M. The remaining is $268M on Ethereum,” Poly Network said on Thursday. 

Poly Network had put out a plea for the stolen Ethereum, BinanceChain and OxPolygon tokens to be shunned by traders running “wallets” for storing cryptocurrency, after one of the biggest hacks in decentralised finance history. 

“The amount of money you hacked is the biggest one in the defi history,” Poly Network said Tuesday in a tweeted message to the thieves, using a reference to decentralized finance involving cryptocurrency. Poly Network wrote a letter on Twitter, asking the individual to get in touch “to work out a solution”. The hacker then posted messages pledging to return funds, claiming to be “not very interested in money”.

“The money you stole are from tens of thousands of crypto community members.”

Reportedly, the return of some of the digital loot came as cyber “white hat” security experts scrutinize the theft and track the thieves.

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