This is the second exploit to affect the popular wallet in recent months.
PeckShield, a blockchain analytics, and security firm reported earlier today that some BitKeep wallet users‘ funds had been drained from the platform.
Current estimates place the total value of stolen digital assets at around $8 million.
- After October, the worst month in the crypto industry in terms of hacks and exploits, the attackers seem to be back on the offensive as of now.
- According to Peckshield, the BitKeep wallet is the most recent victim. According to the security firm, “several users’ funds were stolen,” citing a BitKeep official.
- They put it down to a previously downloaded hacked APK version. Some Twitter users confirmed it, saying they had recently received suspicious emails about downloading a new version of the wallet, which they suspected were phishing attempts.
- PeckShield added that the total value of stolen cryptocurrencies, including BNB, ETH, USDT, and DAI, is currently around $8 billion.
- Customers who downloaded the compromised APK version were notified of the vulnerability via BitKeep’s official Telegram channel and advised to transfer their funds to the official app, which is available on Google Play or the App Store.