$94.5M were withdrawn from BTC-e ETH wallet

485,705.4597502 ETH were withdrawn by one transaction 
30 July 2017   3876

Since the BTC-e gone offline earlier this week, funds on the exchange's Ethereum-wallet were not moving. However, on the evening of Saturday, July 29, all the coins that were there were withdrawn by one transaction.

Wallet report from EtherScan

The total withdrawn amount is 485,705.4597502 ETH, which at the current market rate is almost $ 95 million.

Also, before that, two more apparently control transactions (incoming and outgoing) for symbolic sums were implemented.

While it remains unclear who owns the wallet to which these funds were withdrawn. The previous transaction history is clear.

It worth reminding, that according to the experts, BTC-e was used to cash around 95% of ransomware payments. Also, BTC-e received a $110M penalty from US authorities. Alexander Vinnik, the operator of BTC-e was arrested few days ago in Greece. He is suspected for money laundering.

Crypto Investor to File Lawsuit Against AT&T

Michael Terpin believes that AT&T helped scammers to still his $24M worth crypto
16 August 2018   120

In the Los Angeles District Court, a 69-page lawsuit was filed by BitAngels founder Michael Terpin against the American telecom giant AT&T. Terpin claims that the operator assisted fraudsters in "stealing digital personal data" from the account on his smartphone, which is why he lost $ 24 million in cryptocurrency, according to an official release.

According to Terpin, for seven months, there were two hacks. Initially, an attacker got access to his phone number without providing a password or correct identification data. Later, the phone number was used to steal crypto.

AT&T’s studied indifference to protecting its customers’ privacy and financial assets is a metastasizing cancer, threatening hundreds of millions of unsuspecting AT&T’s customers. Our client had no idea when he initially signed up, nor when later he was promised the highest level of security for his account, that low-level retail employees with access to AT&T records, or people posing as them, can be bribed by criminals to override every system that AT&T advertises as unassailable.

Pierce O’Donnell
Lead counsel for Terpin in this complaint

Michael Terpin requires AT & T to pay him $ 224 million - $ 200 million for moral damages and $ 24 million for actual theft.