The AscendeEX hackers started moving the stolen funds worth $1.5 million in ETH to Uniswap as we can see further in our latest cryptocurrency news today.
Two months after the exploit on the crypto exchange, the AscendeEX hackers started moving $1.5 million worth of ETH to Uniswap in their first attempts to launder the money. The three-year-old digital asset platform became the latest victim of a security breach and the early estimations showed that the total amount swiped was the equivalent of $80 million in Binance Coin, MATIC, and Ether. The addresses that recieved the funds were blacklisted and there was almost nothing moving until today.
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The blockchain security company Peckshield outlined that the activity is coming from one of the ETH addresses and more specifically, the hackers sent about $1.5 million worth of ETH to Uniswap in their first attempts to launder the funds. Uniswap because it is decentralized, doesn’t have any KYC requirements, which means that the perpetrators can mix their coins and send them to a new address without being traced. After the hack, AscendEX suspended the withdrawals and deposits for security reasons as it took the exchange a little over a week to resume the services.
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