Nicehash Bitcoin Thieves Are Moving The Stolen BTC

7개월 전

Nicehash Bitcoin Thieves Are Moving The Stolen BTC


If you read last week I was one of the victims in the Nicehash hack. I lost a couple hundred dollars that I was planning on using for Christmas gifts. So I have been following the heist everyday to see what's happening. Well, this morning the BTC in the hackers' wallet has finally started to transact. This is pretty discouraging because now we know those BTC are gone for good. Let's look at the data.


Last week I posted here about the initial hack just after it happened. The funds were traced to here:

As you can see above the funds have been sitting in there for a week which gave me hope that maybe they would be recovered. After all, the FBI got to Ross Ulbricht, maybe they or their EU counterparts could find these bastards.

Here are the transactions in that wallet address up until today when they started to move them.

What is strange are the tiny transactions coming in, possibly from a shitty mining rig or leeching from the Nicehash wallet?

Then the transaction this morning pulling out 664.24705633. An exact amount which seems like it was a specific fiat based payout, rather than a BTC denominated payout.

The first transaction of 614.24212398 BTC went out this morning. This is an odd number and is most likely denominated in a local currency. It translated to $10,141,112.14. It is sitting in the wallet at the time of writing this.

The second transaction of 50 BTC went out about 6min later. $851,963.00 worth. What to make of an even number of BTC? It was immediately moved to other wallet addresses in another interesting denomination of 40BTC and 9.99 BTC.

So I followed those two transactions and found this starting with the 9.99 BTC:

Hopped in and out

In and out again. I chased it through to my current time. There was one substantial transaction along the way of over 1.7 BTC and several smaller ones around .01.

And it's current location is here, but I'm sure they will continue to jump into the next block.

The 40 BTC was broken up into 4 transactions of 10BTC each, which explains the first 9.99 BTC transaction, and moved around through many addresses like the above. Along the way thousands of dollars are siphoned off into other addresses, but the bulk of the BTC is still there. That will change as the day goes on I'm sure.

I'm not a data person, but the blockchain is public and easy to follow. I hope these guys are caught, preferably in a country where the laws are followed loosely and they are dealt the punishment they deserve.

This money wasn't stolen from Nicehash's stash, it was money owed to the little guys who work hard, keep networks up and running with their mining rigs so that someday we will truly be our own masters.

I'd love to hear your comments, conspiracy theories, etc.! Did this hack effect you?

UPDATE From Nicehash

If you have any information about the attack, please email us at tip@nicehash.com. We are giving BTC rewards for the best information received. You can also join our community page about the attack on reddit.

Link here: https://www.nicehash.com


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I missed your post last week @rt395, didnt know this had happened to you. Nice data work, have you submitted this post to nicehash?

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Thanks.

I tweeted to them. Another 1000 BTC was just moved, over $17,000,000. I wish I could pull the transfers into excel or something to see how they moved it. It's too long to do it the way I did.

Sorry to hear this. I was scammed last friday for .1462 btc purchased from coinbase for a new friend . The check her fam sent went bad a few days later. I can empathize.

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Sorry to hear that. That's much worse since it was for a friend. Maybe you want to RANT about it over on our rant contest? https://steemit.com/contest/@steemitbc/get-paid-to-rant-4-10-sbd-inside-plus-upvotes

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Any news on your outcome @rt395? Mine is still lost in limbo. The scammer still in contact with me assuring me that she will repay me of the burden of her sisters bounced check.

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Nope. Maybe the beginning of next year we might have an answer. The thieves moved another 1000BTC!

bastardsss my 400k satoshi r still thr:(

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Nicehash is saying they will make us whole. Cross your fingers.

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I was thinking of you earlier today. When i was commenting on the testnet of the btc blockchain. I had traced the stolen scammed bitcoin to a new address. Some of it went elsewhere . They say bitcoin was started up and used by criminals at first but really the positive nature of blockchain is that there is a clear pathway of evidence. I hope that blockchain technology serves you will rt395! I believe in it even if i cant recover the funds.

Hope somehow somewhere, you'll get yours returned!

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Nicehash said they will work to repay the stolen BTC. Crossing my fingers.

Oh no! I'm sorry to hear that :-(

Sorry for happening ! continue to stolen by hackers...

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Hey @steemitjp , let's meet up! I'm back in Japan!

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HI !!Its great. How about next week? I can meet up my office in the noon time or I can go go to the shibuya area.. Frankly, I want to get some advice about our company service gm-coin.com in mobile.. Please let me know when you available for meetup with various agenda including steemit.

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What ever is convenient for you. I am flexible all next week.I was hoping to meetup with some Japanese steemians next week. I need to do a post asking if anyone is available.

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maybe japanese meet up will be next Feb..when I went to last meetup at tokyo station. they said to me. Surely, you can make and ask to the steemian for meetup. I just want to received some opinions about itunes gift card reward website the eye of american like you at this time. and If you have time, want to talk about various agenda about cryptocurrency. How about come to our office next week on hatsudai office in the front of opera city.

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Sounds great! LINE ID "rt395minerals"

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thanks I will contact you next monday..Have a great holidays

is there a way to avoid these kinds of hacking issues? and can the thieve really be traceable and captured?

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There are many ways, moving your coins off as soon as you are paid, companies having better security and not 4600 BTC in a hot wallet, shit like that.

As for traceable, the US authorities have and know how to trace them. Coins like Monero, XVG are a different story.

it is great

Thanks for your post :-)

I can happily tell you that we have a high probability of getting our stolen BTC back. I got an E-mail from Andrej Skraba (CMO @ NiceHash) that they could gather all the money to pay us back. See here:
https://steemit.com/nicehash/@mad-cat/nicehash-will-pay-stolen-btc-back-they-say

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I hope so, but I noticed that message was directed at "buyers" not sellers. I am a seller.

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Yes that may be true but I guess if you have an intern wallet it counts. if not you lost a maximum of 0.001BTG because that is the payout threshold right?