A mysterious hacker has reportedly returned £20million worth of stolen funds to a Chinese crypto-currency exchange platform dForce after keeping them for two days.
A sum of $25million (£20million) funds in a variety of crypto-currencies was illegally drained from the trading site on Sunday, according to the founder of dForce.
The platform founder Mindao Yang wrote a blog post shortly after the attack took place on April 19.
He explained that the attacker was able to withdraw funds by manipulating the system to falsely increase the amount of crypto-currencies in their account and draining it all before the balance is updated, according to an analysis from PeckShield.
‘The hacker(s) have attempted to contact us and we intend to enter into discussions with them,’ Yang stated.
‘We are doing everything in our power to contain the situation,’ He continued. ‘This attack not only harmed our users, our partners, and my co-founders, but also me personally. My assets were stolen in this attack, too.’ Yang wrote.
In a separate post, Yao revealed that ‘nearly all of the stolen funds have been recaptured’.
‘It’s with great relief that I report that nearly all of the stolen funds have been recaptured through the efforts collaboratively made by our partners, law enforcement, investors, the community, and our team members,’ Yang wrote.