- The total damage is about $100 million, although $35 million was previously announced.
- Part of the funds managed to be frozen thanks to the efforts of Elliptic
- Now hackers are using the Garantex platform to launder part of the stolen
Yesterday, June 13, Elliptic analysts reported that the likely damage from hacking Atomic Wallet wallets exceeded $100 million. The agency believes that the Lazarus Group is behind this, which uses the Garantex platform to “launder” part of the stolen funds.
Atomic Wallet is a non-custodial wallet. The service was hacked in early June. At that time, the probable damage was $35 million, and the project administration stated that the number of affected accounts was minimal.
Two days later, information appeared that the funds were being withdrawn through the mixer. At the same time, Elliptic first announced the involvement of the North Korean hacker group Lazarus Group in the event.
Yesterday, June 13, at the agency updated information for burglary investigation. It is believed here that it affected 5.5 thousand wallets. The amount stolen is about $100 million.
If this is confirmed, then the Atomic Wallet hack is the first major attack by the group after Horizon Bridge in June 2022. The service administration has not yet commented on the situation.
Elliptic also said that they contributed to the freezing of assets in the amount of about $ 1 million stolen earlier from the wallets of users of the service. In response, the hackers allegedly transferred part of the funds to the Garantex platform.
This is a Russian exchange often used by criminals for mutual settlements and laundering money obtained illegally. She was sanctioned by the US Treasury last year.