Crypto cyberheists have reaped more than $2.5 billion
March 31, 2022 - Since Bitcoin was born in 2008, there have been several major hacking heists that have stolen more than $2.5 billion in digital currency.
Hackers have stolen $615 million of cryptocurrency from a blockchain project linked to the popular online computer game “Axie Infinity” – the latest in a handful of massive cyberheists to hit the digital asset sector. The biggest known crypto heists are:
Mar 23, 2022: Cryptocurrency tokens looted from blockchain project linked to game (most popular in Philippines)
Feb 2022: Decentralised finance site hit by hackers who make off with 120,000 digital Ether tokens.
Aug 2021: Hackers rob platform that facilitates peer-to-peer token transactions – most funds later returned.
Jan 2018: Suspected North Korean thieves attack Tokyo “hot wallet” (online digital folder), draining it of funds.
2011-2014: In early crypto hack, bitcoins stolen from Tokyo exchange that handled 80% of world’s bitcoins.