Hackers hacked BitKeep cryptocurrency wallets and stole $8 million in assets
The project team promises to compensate users if it turns out that the loss of funds was the fault of the platform
Hackers broke into BitKeep users' cryptocurrency wallets and stole $8 million in assets, the cybersecurity company PeckShield said. Supposedly, the malware downloads allowed the attackers to withdraw about 4.3k BNB, 5.4m USDT, 196k DAI and 1.2k Ethereum.
BitKeep is a decentralized cryptocurrency wallet from Bitget that works with more than 70 different blockchains, including Polygon, Solana, BNB Chain, Ethereum, TRON, Fantom and others. The project serves nearly 6 million users in 168 countries, according to the company's website.
The BitKeep team said that the incident is currently being investigated. If it turns out that the loss of funds was caused by the platform, BitKeep promises to fully compensate users. Also, the developers warn that users of BitKeep app version 7.2.9 APK should withdraw funds from those wallets as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, analysts at Supremacy Inc. have warned that BitKeep hackers are spending assets through cryptocurrency exchange services SideShift and FixedFloat. Attackers have already managed to transfer 652 BNB (about $159,000) and 70,000 DAI through them.
In mid-October cryptocurrency BitKeep was already hacked. The project team was able to detect and stop the attack. Hackers then managed to withdraw crypto assets worth about $1 million.