One of the leading cryptocurrency exchanges, which recently have been the failed attempt of hacking published some information about the investigation of artificial Pampa Viacoin and location of the hackers. So, after analyzing the list of domains serving a phishing copy of cryptocurrency services, and comparing them with the IP address (22.214.171.124), which is used to create API keys Binance found that the attack was made from the Russian Lipetsk.
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In Binance said that attackers could use VPN services to hide their personalities and location, which means that Lipetsk can be just a cover. However, representatives of the exchange are almost sure that the hackers are based in Eastern Europe.
The statement said the operation most likely carried out by a group of hackers, but Binance not completely exclude the possibility that the organization has to deal with alone.
Two domains associated with the most phishing sites, registered to a Kireev Sergey Valerievich and Victoria Belinsky. These domains have previously surfaced in the case of a phishing site cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex.
Recall that in Binance promised a reward of $250 000 for information which may lead to arrest hackers.