Media to Report on Negotiations of Binance With Hacker

Looks like it's all not that simple; as always, by the way
08 August 2019   262

A hacker under the pseudonym Bnatov Platon claims that he was able to investigate intruders who blew up Binance's Bitcoin exchange in May. According to him, Plato also identified. 60,000 files with KYC Binance user data. CoinDesk, to whom Plato provided some evidence.

So, the publication received 636 files with KYC data and managed to confirm the authenticity of two documents (date - February 24, 2018). At the same time, another document was partially modified for unknown reasons, but also contained some relevant data.

Platon emphasized that he was able to hack an insider who established general access to software (using the API) and helped to get 7000 BTC in May, and thus gain access to users' personal data.

CoinDesk Information
CoinDesk Information
CoinDesk Information
CoinDesk Information
 

Note that Platon himself considers himself a white hacker. He required a reward from Binance for providing information about intruders (names, phone numbers, photos, server data, correspondence). As a result, they told him that they would not respond to extortion.

When I require money, I can just hack out one exchange account balance (hacker’s). I could retrieve more than 600 or 700 coins easily by hacking hacker’s wallet.
 

Bnatov Platon

White hacker

Platon claims to have tracked the hackers to the wallet from the Blockchain.com provider, then, according to him, they laundered at least 2,000 BTC through Bitmex, Yobit, KuCoin and Huobi sites.

Now he intends to publish personal data in the public domain.

My decision for negotiation with Binance was wrong. They are not the right people… so I will just publish all data to its customers. Current interest of mine is those hackers and insider in your company [Binance]. Would love to see their reaction when the news is published.
 

Bnatov Platon

White hacker

Binance haven't reported yet on the Coindesk's article, but Zhao retweeted a tweet with Coindesk criticism.

Binance claimed that there's no evidence has been submitted that any photos with KYC data were obtained from them.

For the information about the Platon exchange offers 25 BTC.

In May Binance was subjected to a hacker attack, during which attackers brought out 7000 BTC. The losses were covered from the funds created in the middle of last year by the #SAFU fund.

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   266

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.