The Taylor company has recently launched the initial range of coins to raise funds for the development of smart assistant in cryptocurrency trading. After graduating from ICO hackers attacked cryptocurrency wallets of the owners of the project and stole a total of 2,578 ETH (about $ 1.5 million), as well as tokens of a startup — TAY.
According to the company it is unclear what happened in reality, although some evidence point to a group of hackers who hacked into another project CypheriumChain, thus stealing about 17 000 ETH (about 9.8 million U.S. dollars).
Hackers, according to Taylor, started the stolen coins from multiple sources into one account and then transferred them to the larger ones, which were already funds CypheriumChain. At the time of publication of the material balance of the above purse was $ 48,440 ETH, more than $ 28 million.
After the theft, the Taylor team was able to detect the attempt to merge the tokens Tay at the decentralized exchanger IDEX :
“We noticed an attempt to get rid of stolen tokens at IDEX, we then asked the team IDEX to delist TAY, until we have a clear vision of the situation.”
The company says it also contacted EtherDelta , but never received a response. According to representatives of Taylor hackers somehow managed to get access to the same 1Password file.