One of the original Bitcoin core developers losses all his BTC in hack

  • Bitcoin OG and core developer Dashjr claimed that almost all of his bitcoins were stolen.
  • Hackers have access to the developer’s PGP key.
  • On November 17, 2022, Dashjr discovered that his server had been compromised.

Bitcoin OG and one of the original Bitcoin core developers, Luke Dashjr, has effectively deleted all of Bitcoin after his Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) keys were compromised on December 31, 2022, just before New Years. of bitcoins claimed to have been lost.

PGP keys are a common security method that uses two keys to access encrypted information.

and Post to Twitter On January 1, 2023, Dashjr turned to PSA for help.

“PSA: My PGP key was compromised and at least a lot of bitcoins were stolen. I don’t know how. Please help.”

and follow up tweetDashjr was unable to contact anyone from the FBI or IC3 before following up with a tweet containing the wallet address of one of the Bitcoin wallets where some of the stolen BTC was believed to have been sent. He seemed annoyed when I asked him why.

“Oh my god @FBI @ic3 why can’t you contact anyone?

Dashjr has not disclosed how many bitcoins were stolen from his wallet, but the wallet address he shared showed four bitcoin transactions worth a total of 216.93 BTC on Dec. 31.

Dashjr Server Compromised November 2022

The developer said he didn’t know how the hackers got access to his PGP key, but some community members said Dashjr did on November 17, 2022 that his server had ” “New malware/backdoor on your system”.

Unfortunately, Dashjr says he learned of the hack after receiving emails from Kraken and Coinbase about login attempts.

The hack caught the attention of Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ), who comforted the developer by saying: twitter statement:

“Sorry for losing so much. I’ve notified our security team to keep an eye on them. I’ll freeze them when they come. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us. We address these frequently and help the world We are building relationships with Law Enforcement (LE) within.”

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