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Hacker behind largest cryptocurrency heist gives half the £434million haul back | #cybersecurity | #cyberattack | #cybersecurity | #infosecurity | #hacker



The hacker behind the world’s largest cryptocurrency heist has shown their soft side by giving half of the £433million haul back.

A thief struck crypto platform Poly Network on Tuesday, stealing around £193million of Ethereum, the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency.

They also stole £182million of Binance coins and roughly £61.5million in USDC coins.

At the time, Poly Network asked the hacker to give back the cash. Astonishingly, the thief has now agreed.

The hacker said they “were not very interested in money” and only stole it to prove a point to Poly Network about their security needing improvement.

Poly Network said on Twitter that it has had around £240.5million of cryptocurrency returned, and is waiting on the hacker – who it calls ‘Mr. White Hat’ – to give back the remaining £193.5million.

In hacking lingo, ‘white hat’ hackers act for good reasons, and ‘black hat’ ones for bad or criminal ones.



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