On the move: FTX hacker splits nearly $200M in ETH across 12 wallets

On the move: FTX hacker splits nearly $200M in ETH across 12 wallets


The hacker behind the theft of more than $447 million of crypto from the crypto exchange FTX has been again spotted moving their ill-gotten funds. 

According to Etherscan data, between 4:11 to 4:17 pm UTC on November 21, the attacker moved a total of 180,000 Ether (ETH) across 12 newly created wallets — each receiving 15,000 ETH. The total amount moved totaled $199.3 million at current prices.

Recent transactions from wallet labeled “FTX Accounts Drainer” — Source: Etherscan

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At the time of publication, the ETH has not moved from any of the 12 wallets.

Some in the crypto community suggest the attacker may be planning to subdivide it into smaller and smaller amounts in order to confuse investigators, a process known as “peel chaining,” or they may

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