Posted 29 декабря 2022,, 17:56

Published 29 декабря 2022,, 17:56

Modified 29 декабря 2022,, 18:10

Updated 29 декабря 2022,, 18:10

2022 was a record year for the number of cryptocurrency thefts

2022 was a record year for the number of cryptocurrency thefts

29 декабря 2022, 17:56
As of December 9, 2022, the number of thefts of cryptocurrencies reached the maximum figure for the entire time of statistics - 190 cases. Last year, the figure was equal to 132 cases.

According to Finbold, the outgoing year also set a record for the volume of stolen funds. On March 23, 173.6 thousand ETH coins and 25.5 USDC stablecoins were stolen from the Ronin project network. The previous record was set by a hacker who was able to hack the Poly Network platform last August. In third place on the list is the Binance hack in October 2022, which resulted in a loss of $570 million.

The approaches of intruders to theft are changing. Previously, hackers tried mainly to hack private digital wallets, and now their goal is decentralized finance projects. Meanwhile, the miners' incomes have fallen to lows.

On November 26, the revenue from bitcoin mining amounted to $ 11.6 million. The miners of the first cryptocurrency last mined less than this volume on November 2, 2020 — $ 10.9 million at a rate of about $ 13.7 thousand.