Exchanges to Lost $1.3B Due to Hacks, - The Block

According to The Block team, 61% of the funds from this amount were acquired by hackers during 2018
02 April 2019   506

The Block analysts came to the conclusion that the amount of funds withdrawn from centralized exchanges by hackers reached $ 1.3 billion.

According to the researchers, 61% of the funds from this amount were acquired by hackers during 2018. Below is a graph illustrating the growth dynamics of the amount of funds stolen from exchanges:

Cumulative amount stolen from cryptocurrency exchanges
Cumulative amount stolen from cryptocurrency exchanges

Also, analysts presented the top 10 hacker attacks by the amount of stolen sums:

Ten largest cryptocurrency exchange hacks
Ten largest cryptocurrency exchange hacks

The lead is the Japanese Coincheck hacked in January 2018. It is followed by the largest of its time  Mt. Gox. The South Korean Bithumb, who suffered few days day, is ranked 8th in this ranking.

China to Finance Hacker Attacks on Exchanges, - FireEye

Experts believe that the victims of APT41 are industry participants, the development of which is a priority in the current Chinese five-year period
08 August 2019   262

The hacker group APT41 attacks companies in the areas of healthcare, telecommunications, fintech, media, and cryptocurrency exchanges. This activity is funded by the Chinese government, according to analysts of cybersecurity company FireEye.

Experts believe that the victims of APT41 are industry participants, the development of which is a priority in the current Chinese five-year period.

Industries Targeted by APT41
Industries Targeted by APT41

At the same time, APT41 pursues its own goals, extracting financial benefits from attacks, which is unusual for other groups under the Chinese government, according to FireEye.

APT41 is known to include at least two people with the pseudonyms Chzan Xuiguan and Wolfji. The group probably has connections with other hacker organizations like BARIUM and Winnti.

FireEye also evaluated at what time of the day the APT41 attacked the gaming industry (its core target) and businesses from other areas. It turned out that this was happening outside the framework of a standard working day - probably these people, among other things, have the main job.

APT41 Operational Times
APT41 Operational Times

According to the UN Security Council, hackers under the DPRK government stole about $ 2 billion from banking institutions and cryptocurrency exchanges.