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Binance has Recovered $5.8 Million of Stolen Funds From Axie Infinity Exploit

Binance's CEO reclaims Web3 control, pays low fees, and maintains privacy and dignity.

In a recent tweet, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao announced the recovery of $5.8 million in stolen funds from the exceptional Axie Infinity exploit that took place last month.

It was reported in his tweet that “The DPRK hacking gang began moving their Axie Infinity stolen cash today.” A portion of it was created on the Binance exchange and split among 86 accounts.”

This isn’t the first time Binance has been lauded for its ability to retrieve funds that were stolen from other projects.

Details of the Hack

North Korea’s “Lazarus” hacking group has been identified by US security authorities as to the source of a $625 million cryptocurrency attack.

The Axie Infinity Bridge’s creators, Ronin Network, announced in a blog post that the FBI had tied Lazarus to the validator breach and that the Treasury Department had sanctioned the funds.

As previously reported, Tornado Cash has been utilized by the exploiters to convert stolen funds into the ether and other cryptocurrencies.

Several thousand ethers (ETH) have been transferred in the last several days from the exploiter’s primary address, which has been labeled as “Ronin Bridge Exploiter” by the tracking service Etherscan. An estimated $285 million in assets are now stored in the wallet.


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