According to security firm PeckShield, multiple users of the BitKeep cryptocurrency wallet have lost their funds after using a compromised version of the app. The hackers were able to steal assets worth $8 million, including over 4,000 BNB, $5.4 million USDT, around 200,000 DAI, and 1,233 ETH.
The source of the attack is uncertain. However, some users have reported being personally contacted by suspicious accounts on social media platforms like Twitter, where scammers encouraged them to download the BitKeep wallet. The links provided led to the compromised version of the app, which gave the hackers access to all funds sent to addresses defined in the app.
After reaching a certain download threshold, the hackers decided to redirect the funds to compromised wallets. At this time, most of the funds are believed to be concentrated in an address belonging to the hackers.
Cryptocurrency exchanges and wallets are constantly targeted by hackers, who are attracted by the potential profits that can be made through such attacks. It is important for users to exercise caution and only download apps and software from trusted sources, and to always verify the authenticity of links and requests for personal information or funds. Users should also enable two-factor authentication and use strong, unique passwords to protect their accounts and assets.
In the case of the BitKeep attack, it is not yet clear what steps will be taken to recover the stolen funds or bring the perpetrators to justice. However, the incident serves as a reminder of the need for vigilance and caution in the cryptocurrency space, where risks and threats are constantly evolving.