On Monday, the digital asset world woke up to the news of cryptocurrency exchange Bilaxy being hacked. Sources close to the exchange revealed that the hacker stole the funds by exploiting a bug in Bilaxy’s ERC-20 hot wallet. The exchange announced the details of the hack via a Telegram post early Monday morning.
During the hack, the perpetrator transferred 295 different ERC-20 tokens with the most recent transaction involving 50 ETH tokens. The address to which the funds were sent had a total grasp of 177.98 ETH or approximately $570,000. According to Bilaxy’s releases, the exchange suspended all activities to ensure the protection of the remaining funds.
The exchange contacted the affected users to inform them about their stolen funds with steps to recover them in the future. Bilaxy further assured its members that the unaffected funds were all moved to the cold wallet for safekeeping. In their official post, Bilaxy said:
“Bilaxy suffered heavy losses in this hacking incident and the problem has not been determined now, which will take lots of work and time to resume Bilaxy services. It may at least take 2 weeks to investigate the hack thoroughly and rebuild system architecture to secure the system and assets. We hope that users will have the necessary psychological preparation for it.”
The attack on Bilaxy comes a few weeks after the $100 million stings on Liquid. Fortunately, the exchange was able to recover the funds and transfer them back to the legal holders. Crypto fans kept their fingers crossed hoping that that is the case with Bilaxy too. Bilaxy also contacted CoinmarketCap, Coingecko, and Etherescan to put out notifications about the hack. As investigations for the funds’ progress, the company revealed that all the details have been divulged to the proper authorities.