The hacker who stole more than $ 600 million in cryptocurrency from Poly Network users ultimately chose to refund all of the money. Poly Network has announced its intention to reward him.
The story of Poly Network’s spectacular hack is not over yet. After stealing more than $ 600 million in cryptocurrency from users of the Poly Network service, which was considered the largest crypto theft in history, the hacker announced hours later that he would return all of money.
And, even more astonishing decision, the hacked network, Poly Network, decided to offer 500,000 dollars to the hacker, to thank him for pointing out the flaws in the system to the Poly Network teams.
A gift of half a million dollars
“Poly Network wrote in a message sent to the Ethereum blockchain. “.
The offer is very generous, but for now, it is not yet sure that the hacker – Mr. White Hat as the Poly Network teams call him – will accept it. The hacker has indeed specified in a message sent on the Ethereum blockchain that he had seen their offer, but that he had not responded to them. “”, He even first announced.
But, a few hours later, the hacker sent another message, much longer this time. “, He explains. Editor’s note: cryptocurrencies that have little value ”.
This is the last message sent by the hacker, a little less than 24 hours ago. Since then, the address where he said he opened the fund for victims has not received many transactions: it shows a balance of 1.4 ETH, just over $ 4,700. For the moment, there is nothing to confirm the existence of this aid fund.
So far, all of the stolen funds have been returned to Poly Network, apart from $ 33 million in Tether (USDT), which has been frozen. But users aren’t out of the woods yet: Poly Network must now individually reimburse each user whose money has been stolen – a task that promises to be long and arduous.
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