FTX is suspected to have been hacked as authorities detect unusual wallet activity

Wallets associated with FTX and FTX US have had total withdrawals of $659 million during the previous 24 hours, according to Nansen.

collapsed cryptocurrency trading platform According to reports, FTX had a number of fraudulent transactions over the weekend, causing users and experts to advise against engaging with its mobile application or website.

The 11th of November witnessed around $266,3 million worth of withdrawals from FTX wallets, according to the analytics company Nansen. $73.4 million was purportedly stolen from FTX US, a different firm operating in the United States.

Martin Lee, a Nansen data journalist, reports that net withdrawals from FTX and FTX US totalled $659 million overnight, indicating that the purported assault may have grown in scale. 

A blog article published on November 12 by blockchain forensics company Elliptic reveals that different coins on Ethereum, BNB Smart Chain, and Avalanche have been withdrawn. However, they said that around $477 million of the $663 million withdrawn is thought to have been stolen, while the remaining is considered to have been relocated to safe storage by FTX.

A moderator for FTX’s Telegram channel stated that the exchange was compromised and advised customers to avoid using the FTX website due to possible security flaws. “Avoid the ftx website, since it may contain Trojans,” stated community administrator Rey.

Some users said that FTX subscribers were getting SMS messages and emails asking them to go onto the app and website, both of which have subsequently been infected with a Trojan, documenting the breakdown and potential security breach in near real-time on Twitter.

position amid bankruptcy allegations and questionable business transactions with Alameda Research, the company’s sibling company. FTX had a bank run after the news from which it never fully recovered.

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