Hackers steal $8 million from BitKeep wallets via malicious Android app – BNB (BNB/USD), Ethereum (ETH/USD)

Thieves compromised BitKeep cryptocurrency wallets after creating an “unofficial” Android app, resulting in money being stolen from users’ wallets.

According to blockchain security service provider PeckShield, approximately $8 million in assets were stolen.

The theft appears to have occurred while downloading hacked and maliciously coded unofficial APK packages.

BitKeep advised users to transfer their funds to the official wallet from the Chrome plugin or the app downloaded from the official store, create a new wallet address and keep their mnemonic phrase safe.

The company said the theft was mainly due to the hijacking of APK 7.2.9 and warned users to be careful about using unofficial versions.

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Security firm Hacken reported that nearly $6 million worth of cryptocurrency assets were taken in an ongoing attack, in which the attacker “directly transfers customers’ money to other locations “.

Hacken said the stolen money was transferred to a Binance Smart Chain wallet and an Ethereum wallet, which received two large outgoing transactions totaling 709 and 504 Ether, or almost $865,000 and $615,000, respectively.

Multi-chain data provider OKLink revealed that a total of $31 million in various assets on the Binance smart chain, Ethereum ETH/USD, tron TRX/EURand Polygon MATIC/USD were taken in the attack, which is still ongoing.

These figures suggest that the hacker continues to earn money from consumers who downloaded the infected APK.

This isn’t the first time BitKeep has been targeted by hackers this year.

In October, the wallet suffered a glitch that resulted in the theft of $1 million in Binance Coin BNB/USD tokens.

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