EXMO Exchange Hacked Lost $ 10.5 Million

The exchange, popular with Ukrainian and Russian traders, was hacked. Hacker withdrew 5 percent of funds from her hot wallets

An attacker stole funds in BTC, ETH, XRP, ETC, USDT, ZEC. About $ 6.5 million was withdrawn in BTC (292 coins). Another 18.5 BTC (for $ 415 thousand), according to experts, got stuck in the bitcoin blockchain mempool.

It was also stolen:

  • 867 ETH ($ 521.9 thousand);
  • 476.5 XRP ($ 247.7k);
  • 20.6 ETC ($ 126.8 thousand);
  • 50 USDT ($ 50 thousand);
  • 39.2 ZEC ($ 2.7 million).

Analysis of the transfers shows that the stolen coins were mostly transferred to a Poloniex account. In particular, all ETH, XRP and USDT went to the exchange.

Chronicle of the event

The funds were withdrawn at 2:27:02 UTC. EXMO representatives announced that they will stop depositing and withdrawing funds. The break-in was reported to the London police. The exchange is conducting its own investigation to determine the cause of the incident.