A exchange Coinsecure, a segunda bolsa de valores da Índia, anunciou que sofreu um grave problema, 438 bitcoins, US $ 3,3 milhões em bitcoin, foram transferidos da carteira principal para uma conta que não está sob o seu controle.
CEO Mohit Kalra disse que apenas o Diretor Estrategista (CSO) Dr. Amitabh Saxena tinha as chaves privadas a principal da carteira da bolsa.
“The current issue points towards losses caused during an exercise to extract BTG to distribute to our customers. Our Chief Strategist officer (CSO) Dr. Amitabh Saxena was extracting BTG and he claims that the funds have been lost in the process during the extraction of the private keys.” reads the statement published by Coinsecure.
De acordo com o CEO da Coinsecure, o CSO é responsável pela transferência. Nesse sentido, a empresa postou duas imagens nos sites contendo a declaração da empresa assinada pela equipe Coinsecure e uma cópia digitalizade de uma queixa policial apresentada pelo CEO da Coinsecure, Mohit Kalra.
O CEO da Coinsecure disse que não acredita que a transferência tenha sido o resultado de um hack e acusou o CSO. Dr. Saxena negou qualquer envolvimento no caso e informou a Coinsecure que os fundos “foram roubados da carteira Bitcoin da empresa através de algum ataque”.
Our system itself has never been compromised or hacked, and the current issue points towards losses caused during an exercise to extract BTG [Bitcoin Gold] to distribute to our customers, ” the Coinsecure team wrote in its statement
“Our CSO, Dr. Amitabh Saxena, was extracting BTG and he claims that funds have been lost in the process during the extraction of the private keys,” Coinsecure added.
“[he] making a false story to divert [his] attention and might have a role to play in this entire incident.”
O CEO solicitou à polícia local para apreender o passaporte do Saxena porque teme que o funcionário “possa voar para fora do país em breve”.
Pedro Tavares is a professional in the field of information security working as an Ethical Hacker/Pentester, Malware Researcher and also a Security Evangelist. He is also a founding member at CSIRT.UBI and Editor-in-Chief of the security computer blog seguranca-informatica.pt.
In recent years he has invested in the field of information security, exploring and analyzing a wide range of topics, such as pentesting (Kali Linux), malware, exploitation, hacking, IoT and security in Active Directory networks. He is also Freelance Writer (Infosec. Resources Institute and Cyber Defense Magazine) and developer of the 0xSI_f33d – a feed that compiles phishing and malware campaigns targeting Portuguese citizens.
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