Anonymous Hacker Burns Nearly $300k Worth of BTC Held in Wallets Owned by Russian Intelligence
The underground world of hackers is always waging war on different groups. A recent incident in this series is the rise of a new mysterious hacker who has been singling out cryptocurrency wallets under the ownership of Russian intelligence.
This anonymous hacker was able to find around 986 unique Bitcoin wallets under Russian agencies. The underground attacker has maintained that these wallet reserves were created between March and April 2022.
Once the hidden actor was able to locate the $300K worth of Bitcoin, they proceeded to burn it. The actor has also maintained that they were able to trace around a thousand cryptocurrency wallets that were under the control of Russian intelligence agencies.
They were able to find the connection with Russian agencies using the OP_RETURN function as per a technical brief issued by Chainalysis Institute.
When it comes to the world of hacking and the underground web, there are often gang wars and clashes between anonymous groups. This incident seems to be one such incident where one hacker or a group has been committed to isolate and attack Bitcoin cryptocurrency wallets that have been under usage by Russian security agencies.
The identity of this mysterious figure is strictly hidden. However, they have claimed to locate various cryptocurrency wallets that were under usage by Russian hackers in 2022.
The hacker has also released some additional information connected to the activities of these digital wallets using text storage capabilities. They have used a technique named OP_RETURN which means that it is used to mask the Bitcoin transactions as invalid.
At the same time, the underground coder proceeded to burn the digital wallet contents, such as Bitcoin, that were present in this digital address book.
Bitcoin Wallet Hacker Sent Cryptocurrency Donations to Ukraine
At present, Ukraine and Russia are at war with each other. It seems that the hacker in question has saved some Bitcoin reserves from the Russian intelligence wallets and sent them to an address used as donations for Ukraine aid. They have also added a message that more people should help the war-trodden nation.
They have mentioned GRU on several occasions, which is a reference to the Russian Foreign Military Intelligence Agency. Meanwhile, other code names mentioned by this hacker contain SVR foreign intelligence service and FSB as Federal Security Service.
Chainalysis has maintained that two of the digital wallet addresses mentioned by this hacker were found in deleted blog posts by HYAS. There have been some speculations concerning the authenticity and intentions of these hacks.
However, the unknown hacker has maintained an air of pure intentions by burning the Bitcoin contents of these three wallets and sending donations to Ukraine as war aid.
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