Threat actors behind the Poly Network hack are returning stolen funds

Pierluigi Paganini August 12, 2021

The threat actor who hacked Poly Network cross-chain protocol stealing $611 million worth of cryptocurrency assets returns the stolen funds.

The threat actor behind the hack of the Poly Network cross-chain protocol is now returning the stolen funds. The hackers have stolen $611 million worth of cryptocurrency assets, $273 million worth of Ethereum tokens, $253 million in tokens on Binance Smart Chain and $85 million in USDC on the Polygon network.

The Representatives of Poly Network asked the hackers to return the stolen assets to avoid the response of law enforcement.

According to the DeFi platform, the threat actors already returned almost $260 million worth of stolen cryptocurrency. The reason behind the decision to return the stolen asset is still a mystery.

The attacker has yet to return $269 million on Ethereum and $84 million on Polygon. The threat actors embedded Q&A messages in transactions, he explained that has chosen the Poly Network because he considers the attack one of the most challenging attacks that a hacker could conduct.

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Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – hacking, cryptocurrency)

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