Researchers from the Blockchain Intelligence Group Inc. (BIG) tracked some tokens NEM (XEM), abducted on 26 January as a result of hacking Coincheck. According to a press release from the team’s BIG March 1, coins found on crypto-currency exchange Vancouver, Canada.
Today, March 2, the newspaper of the Central Committee of the Communist party of Japan reported that 24 million of the stolen coins NEM are currently on the Japanese stock exchange Zaif .
Also, the publication noted that, since the Tech Bureau, the operator Zaif registered with the financial services Agency, it shall disclose the identity of the client that can “help to detect the criminal.” The article added that, at the time of publication of the material Tech Bureau has not yet responded to the request.
Stolen NEM was able to trace thanks to a new system of tags from the team NEM. This automatic system monitors the money and mark any account on which will drop the stolen money. Stolen money can not be cashed out or converted to other cryptocurrencies.
Msgstr “совпадение_stolen_funds_do_not_accept_trades: owner_of_this_account_is_hacker.”
Due to “large amounts” of stolen NEM “, it is unlikely that hackers will go to small exchanges, to convert or to bring stolen. At this point the only safe option for hackers — stolen hadlich NEM “.
However, according to BIG, the hackers attempted to move the stolen NEM through the stock exchange Vancouver, and then probably sent them back to Japan. President and co-founder of BIG refused to call the exchange and the amount of NEM participating in the transaction, and what its intended destination in Japan.
6 of 11 purses, used when you attack, move a small amount of NEM (maximum 10 000 coins). When the last transaction on March 1, one of these wallets is automatically attached to the message:
“This transaction is performed to determine the bitcoin address of the offender, and not for personal enrichment.”
The other 5 addresses were involved in moving large amounts of cryptocurrencies— from 300 000 NEM to 5, 10 and 20 million coins since February and beginning of March.
According to a representative of BIG, one of them entered the canadian exchange:
“It seemed to us that this is a fairly significant sum to take a look at the transaction more closely. Hackers are trying to transfer the money while “door not closed”, but they need to translate a lot”
On its website the company BIG describes itself as “the developer based on blockchain technology solutions for search and analysis of data”. To BIG said them collected information will be compiled and given to law enforcement in Canada and the United States.