Vee Finance, a decentralized finance platform, has officially confirmed its hack on Avalanche. On September 20, the hacker managed to transfer funds worth $35 million. In terms of assets, it was 8804.7 ETH (around $26 million) and 213.93 BTC (around $9 million). According to the report, the stablecoin was left untouched. As for the hacker, the report confirms that they have not yet transferred or processed the funds. The team is working to provide more details of the incident. Further,…
Recently, CipherTrace released a detailed analysis of how two Chinese nationals laundered stolen crypto through various banks and crypto exchanges.
The two Chinese national hackers are Tian Yinyin and Li Jidong. The two hackers got charged with money laundering conspiracy and operating an unlicensed money transmitting business by the US Department of Justice.
The Technique Used to Carry out the Fraud as per CipherTrace
CipherTrace reported that the two Chinese hackers used a technique known as ‘peel chains’ to hide significant crypto deposits. The used peel chains to circumvent unwanted attention associated with a single, large transaction onto an exchange.
Additionally, the two phishers used peel chains to launder funds from two other exchanges successfully; hacks believed to be perpetrated by North Korean hackers. The report further revealed that the two hackers used fake identities and manipulated photos to pass the KYC procedures at various exchanges. The two hackers, however, got arrested and charged by the US government.