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Cryptocurrency 'Hackers' Have Already Stolen Over $3 Billion in 2022


In October alone, hackers have stolen 718 millions of dollars in 11 different hacks.

The number of cryptocurrencies stolen by ‘hackers’ so far in 2022 exceeds 3.000 million dollars, which which is a record compared to previous years, according to an analysis by the company specialized in ‘blockchain’ Chainalysis Inc.

Chainalysis published a series of tweets indicating that October has already become the month with the highest piracy activity. In total, 120 millions have been stolen of dollars in 000 different cyberattacks.

2/ At this rate, 2022 will likely surpass 2021 as the biggest year for hacking on record. So far, hackers have grossed over $3 billion dollars across 125 hacks.

— Chainalysis (@chainalysis) October 10, 2022

In the ten months from 2022, hackers have raised more than 3.000 million dollars through of 125 hacks.

According to Chainalysis, so-called ‘cross-chain bridges’ — which typically house a large number of cryptocurrencies — remain a major target for criminals. This type of robbery supposes the 82 % of all October losses.

According to statistics, in 2019 most of the ‘hackers’ were targeting centralized cryptocurrency markets, but the companies have since beefed up their security, according to CBS News.

Hackers routinely exploit weaknesses in the security, encryption, and structure of DeFi protocol markets to gain access to money.

At the same Over time, DeFi platforms have become a frequent target of state-sponsored hacking, according to Bloomberg. Earlier this year, Chainalysis estimated that groups affiliated with North Korea have stolen approximately 1. millions of dollars in crypto.


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