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Hackers steal $600 million from cryptocurrency network

Hackers managed to infiltrate the security systems of a network specializing in cryptocurrency exchanges, on Tuesday and came out with a record booty, which users said via Twitter, amounting to 600 million dollars. PolyNetwork published a petition asking traders who manage cryptocurrency wallets to avoid stolen tokens from the Ethereum, Binance Chain, and Ox Polygon platforms.

Poly Network sent a message to the hackers via Twitter, saying, The amount of money you have stolen is the largest in the world of 'Davi'," referring to the decentralized finance system. This money you stole is from tens of thousands of members of the crypto community. The Poly Network threatened to use the police but also offered its hackers the opportunity to reach a settlement.

The US Department of Justice and the FBI did not immediately respond to AFP's requests for comment.

We regret to announce that we have been attacked and that assets have been transferred to accounts controlled by hackers, Poly Network said in a series of tweets, and also published addresses used by hackers.

Poly Network also did not respond to an AFP request for comment, but Twitter users have made accounts and have estimated the hackers' booty at nearly $600 million.

This year, the total number of cryptocurrency thefts, hacking, and fraud, as of the end of April and so far, amounted to about 432 million dollars, according to an analysis conducted by the Severtrace network specialized in protecting encrypted assets.

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