Kraken to Pay $100k For Info on QuadrigaCX Lost Funds

As reported, the exchange wants to raise awareness of the QuadrigaCX case and draw attention to it
01 March 2019   589

Kraken has announced its willingness to pay a reward of $ 100,000 for information that will help in the search for cryptocurrency assets missing from the Canadian exchange QuadrigaCX.

As stated on the website of the exchange, since 2014, Kraken has invested significant resources and provided expert assistance to the trustee and investigators conducting the case of Mt. Gox, supporting the return of the largest possible number of bitcoins to the lenders of the exchange.

According to the founder, the exchange wants to raise awareness of the QuadrigaCX case and draw attention to it. As Kraken hopes, it will be able to help find at least some or all of the missing customer funds.

Simultaneously, the exchange conducted a podcast with Jess Powell, in which it published the most known information about the QuadrigaCX case and the alleged death of its founder and CEO, Gerald Cotten.

As stated by the exchange, information that will help in the search for missing funds, will be transfered to law enforcement agencies. Remuneration to informants can be paid both in cryptocurrency and in Fiat.

According to experts, QuadrigaCX’s debt to customers is $ 190 million ($ 137 million in cryptocurrencies and $ 53 million in Fiat). Due to unrecorded obligations, this amount may, however, turn out to be $ 6 million higher.

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.