Cryptocurrency theft estimated at 182 million dollars
Hackers recently managed to steal an estimated $182 million in cryptocurrency from a new crypto-currency algorithm for a project called Pinstock, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
The pirates were able to access what was kept by the project, and the value of the penn coin fell from a dollar to 6 cents, according to CoinGeco data.
According to the blog "BeansTalk", which runs the project after the collapse of currency prices, the value of profits received by the pirates amounted to 76 million dollars.
The report indicates that this piracy is considered the fifth largest theft of cryptocurrencies recorded, according to "Rekt News", and was preceded by the theft of $ 540 million last March from a platform specialized in electronic games.
The newspaper reports that the rate of hacking and piracy amounts is on the rise during 2022, while 37 piracy operations have been recorded since last August, which resulted in the theft of $2.9 billion.
Chain Alice data indicates that the year 2021 saw cryptocurrency thefts equivalent to $3.2 billion.
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