Crypto.com has become the latest target of a cyberattack as around $15 million worth of cryptocurrencies have been stolen, according to the security and data analytics firm, PeckShield. At least 4,600 Ether has been siphoned from some accounts of the exchange.

Additionally, the analytics company cited blockchain data detailing that half of the stolen    cryptocurrencies  have been washed using TornadoCash.

Funds Are Safe?

This came only a day after the cryptocurrency exchange halted its withdrawals amid some suspicious activities. “We have a small number of users reporting suspicious activity on their accounts. We will be pausing withdrawals shortly, as our team is investigating.”

However, at that time Crypto.com stressed that all funds were safe. The    exchange  did not officially confirm the reports of the hack of its accounts, as of press time.

Moreover, several high-profile users pointed out that Ether has been stolen from their Crypto.com accounts, but the exchange denied these claims. “Earlier today a small number of users experienced unauthorized activity in their accounts,” the exchange noted.

In addition, Crypto.com resumed withdrawal services after a few hours but was adamant on its stance that none of the funds were stolen.

“Withdrawal services have been restored. All funds are safe,” Crypto.com noted on Twitter. “It will take time to clear the backlogs. We appreciate your patience.”

Crypto.com became one of the largest global cryptocurrency exchanges over the last few years. It inked several high-profile sponsorship deals, mostly in sports, to promote its brand. Most recently, the venture arm of the exchange onboarded prominent tech journalist Jon Russell as a partner, Finance Magnates reported.

Source: https://www.financemagnates.com

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