10 Million in XRP stolen
Published On : 2019-06-07 09:27:51
In the statement, Gatehub reveals that they have been notified by their customers and community members about funds on their XRP Ledger wallets being stolen.
Thomas Silkjær, a community member, is one of those who warned GateHub about the breach. He published an article, revealing that:
''On June 1 we were made aware of a theft of 201,000 XRP (transaction F6E9E1385E11649A6C2F88723A821AF209B54030886539DCEF9DDD00E6446948) and immediately started investigation. It turned out that the account robbed was managed through Gatehub.net, and that the offending account (r9do2Ar8k64NxgLD6oJoywaxQhUS57Ck8k) had stolen substantial amounts from several other XRP accounts, likely to be or have been managed through Gatehub.net.''
Around 23,200,000 XRP has been stolen from 80–90 victims, of which ~13,100,000 XRP have already been laundered through exchanges and mixer services.
All access tokens were disabled on June 1st after which the suspicious API calls were stopped.
GateHub notes that it is still conducting the investigation, and thus cannot post any official conclusions.