Whale loses us $ 22 million in Bitcoin, Cash by hacking your phone

According to a publication of the commentator of the industry cryptocurrencies and co-founder of Primitive Crypto, Dovey Wan, an investor in China was the victim of a theft of $ 30 million in Bitcoin Cash, through the hacking of the SIM card of your mobile phone.Wan posted a tweet at 12:30 pm EST this Saturday, in which he placed the notification of the investor in Reddit. Although this notice was removed from Reddit, in the tweet Wan plays that post.

On the other hand, the direction of the portfolio hacked appears in the notification of Reddit:when you query the address qzumak2rvxksjgkjuxe2fe5jxatktlsnhy5sthr5p7 in bitcoin.com, there are five withdrawals of 31.566,48692320, 26.305,40478425, 1.600,00000573, 4,208 and 4,208 BCH, this Friday at 20:10 (UTC-4), for a total of 59.480,30171 BCH. Image: bitcoin.eat the quote of BCH at the time of writing this article (USD 474), the funds ‘hacked’ represent USD 22.24 million.In the extensive thread of this tweet from Dovey Wan it is not clear whether the withdrawals of BCH is conducted through a duplication of the SIM chip of the victim, who was identified by a participating user of the discussion as Josh Jones, founder of Dreamhost, who apparently works in security.Once a potential attacker has control of the telephone number of the potential victim, tries to gain access to the Gmail account of this, as it can receive an authentication code by SMS. If successful, the attacker has a higher probability of access to the private keys.The own Wan question as an investor you can handle such large amounts on a phone, what qualifies as “nonsense greatest of all time”.

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