BitKeep exploiter used phishing websites to lure in customers: Report

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The Bitkeep exploit that occurred on Dec. 26 used phishing websites to idiot customers into downloading faux wallets, according to a report by blockchain analytics supplier OKLink.

The report said that the attacker arrange a number of faux Bitkeep web sites which contained an APK file that regarded like model 7.2.9 of the Bitkeep pockets. When customers “up to date” their wallets by downloading the malicious file, their non-public keys or seed phrases have been stolen and despatched to the attacker.

The report didn’t say how the malicious file stole the customers’ keys in an unencrypted kind. Nonetheless, it could have merely requested the customers to re-enter their seed phrases as a part of the “replace,” which the software program might have logged and despatched to the attacker.

As soon as the attacker had customers’ non-public keys, they unstaked all property and drained them into 5 wallets below the attacker’s management. From there, they tried to money out a number of the funds utilizing centralised exchanges: 2 ETH and 100 USDC have been despatched to Binance, and 21 ETH have been despatched to Changenow.

The assault occurred throughout 5 totally different networks: BNB Chain, Tron, Ethereum, and Polygon, and BNB Chain bridges Biswap, Nomiswap, and Apeswap have been used to bridge a number of the tokens to Ethereum. In complete, over $13 million value of crypto was taken within the assault.

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It isn’t but clear how the attacker satisfied customers to go to the faux web sites. The official web site for BitKeep offered a hyperlink that despatched customers to the official Google Play Retailer web page for the app, but it surely doesn’t carry an APK file of the app in any respect.

The BitKeep assault was first reported by Peck Defend at 7:30 a.m. UTC. On the time, it was blamed on an “APK model hack.” This new report from OKLink means that the hacked APK got here from malicious websites, and that the developer’s official web site has not been breached.