Bitcoins (BTC), which were stolen from the most important cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex in 2016, are on the move again as hackers are pouring even tons of money into unknown wallets.
According to Whale Alert, a cryptocurrency tracking service, Bitfinex hackers transferred over $ 4.6 million worth of stolen bitcoins on October 8. These funds were sent to unknown wallets in two separate transactions – 435 BTC and 8 BTC.
But this week, hackers have moved much more than that amount. According to Whale Alert, on October 7, the Bitfinex hacker made seven more similar transactions for a total of 2,900 bitcoins or $ 26.4 million. During this week, hackers transferred about 2.4% of the total 120,000 BTC stolen by hackers in 2016.
Bitfinex hackers transferred thousands of stolen BTC during 2020. As Cointelegraph previously reported, the hackers transferred 3,503 bitcoins worth about $ 39 million at the time of the transaction in July 2020.
According to Cointelegraph calculations based on Whale Alert data, Bitfinex hackers transferred a total of about 8,600 bitcoins to unknown wallets in 2020. At the time of the completion of the transaction, this amount is estimated at approximately $ 88.6 million. As previously reported, at the time of the hack in August 2016, BTC stolen from Bitfinex amounted to $ 72 million.
Bitfinex was founded in 2012 and is one of the largest cryptocurrency companies in the world and ranks among the 10 largest crypto exchanges in terms of daily trading volume, according to Coin360.