HTX hacker returns funds, Justin Sun confirms 250 ETH ‘whitehat bonus’

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By BitcoinWiki News

Key Takeaways:

– The hacker responsible for the exploit on HTX crypto exchange returned approximately 5,000 ETH.
– The funds were returned in two transactions of 4,000 ETH and 1,000 ETH.
– HTX advisor Justin Sun confirmed the recovery and stated that a “whitehat bonus” of 250 ETH ($400,000) was paid to the hacker.
– In an on-chain message, the hacker mentioned a system hot wallet address leak and recommended changing it.
– HTX responded by praising the hacker’s choice and requesting a security vulnerability analysis report.
– HTX lost around 5,000 ETH ($8 million) during the hack but successfully covered the losses.
– The stolen amount was small compared to HTX’s user assets.
– HTX was prepared to offer a 5% reward for returning the stolen funds.
– Failure to return the funds within seven days would have involved law enforcement.


The hacker who stole approximately 5,000 ETH from the crypto exchange HTX has returned the funds, according to on-chain data. The funds were returned in two transactions, one consisting of around 4,000 ETH and the other consisting of 1,000 ETH. HTX advisor Justin Sun confirmed the recovery and stated that the hacker received a “whitehat bonus” of 250 ETH ($400,000). In a message sent while returning the funds, the hacker advised HTX to change its hot wallet address and reduce its hot wallet rate. HTX suffered a loss of 5,000 ETH ($8 million) in the hack, which was a relatively small amount compared to its total assets. HTX was prepared to offer a reward of 5% ($400,000) for the return of the funds, and failure to return the funds within a week would have prompted law enforcement involvement.

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