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Top-5 cryptocurrency heists in history (so far)

25
Oct
2022
Top-5 cryptocurrency heists in history (so far)

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Cryptocurrency is an ideal target for cybercriminals: there are many ways to steal it, and it’s very difficult for the victims to ever recover it. And some hackers make an absolute killing from it — getting tens, or sometimes hundreds of millions of dollars from a cryptoexchange attack. This post looks at the Top-5 biggest ever heists in the relatively short history of cryptocurrencies. And there’s a bonus at the end: an amazing story of a cryptocurrency robbery worthy of a Netflix show…

5. Skeleton key

  • Victim: KuCoin cryptoexchange
  • When: September 26, 2020
  • Loss: around $285 million

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