We have a small number of users reporting suspicious activity on their accounts.— Crypto.com (@cryptocom) January 17, 2022
We will be pausing withdrawals shortly, as our team is investigating. All funds are safe.
Breached, But No Funds Lost
Roughly 14 hours after the initial announcement, Crypto.com announced to its users that withdrawals had resumed and all funds were safe and accounted for.
Insisting that no funds were compromised, Crypto.com advised users to sign back into their apps, exchange accounts, and reset their two-factor authentication.
Diferring Reports – Up to $15 Million in ETH Was Stolen
Despite declaring that funds were safe, multiple sources have reported that up to $15 million or 4,600 ETH was stolen from the exchange. Many users to have complained have reported losses between 2-5 ETH.
One such victim is, Ben Baller, a crypto enthusiast and entrepreneur. According to Baller, his losses amounted to 4.25 ETH, or the equivalent of $13,924 USD.
On the Flipside
- Crypto.com reportedly holds 100% of its user funds in offline cold wallets, using an institutional-grade solution by Ledger.
Why You Should Care
While hacks and scams are running rampant in decentralized finance, it remains unclear how a centralized exchange of such renown was defrauded of $15 million.