The internal system of the parent company of EOS ICO was compromised by some hackers and investors lost millions of dollars.
The story of the hacking was the following:
Some anonymous online scammers hacked into the system of Block.one and sent messages to EOS investors. The investors’ details were breached by them and this private information was used to steal EOS [EOS] and Ethereum [ETH] tokens from the latter. The hackers hacked the email support system of Block.one which was operated by cloud software provider called as Zendesk [ZEN]. As a result, Block.one temporarily blocked their Zendesk system.
Block.one is the parent company on EOS ICO, which is raising $4 Billion for the development of their new Blockchain software. The sale of EOS tokens began a year ago and ended yesterday. More than one billion of EOS tokens have been sold to various investors.
According to AMBCrypto.com, the hackers sent emails to investors; the mail has a hyperlink which takes them to the hackers’ website with a domain name of “http://xn--es-8bb.com” which web browsers would translate to eos.com. Their users were asked to enter their private key to unlock their wallets to get the free tokens. The hackers used the given private key to steal all the tokens from investor’s wallets.
At time press, the cyber-attackers, that pretended to provide free tokens as part of a giveaway, are still unknown.
Sofia, a Reddit user said that:
“I have lost around $45,000 worth of EOS tokens from my wallet; I hope the justice would be served.”