ChangeNOW, an instant cryptocurrency exchange service, has announced that two days after the November 27th hack involving crypto exchange Upbit of 342,000 ETH, ChangeNOW received a 9 ETH deposit from one of its blacklisted addresses.
The deposited funds were immediately frozen and transferred to secure storage. Soon after the hack, ChangeNOW received the hacker’s addresses from representatives of Upbit and blacklisted them.
“We have been carefully monitoring the crypto space and blacklisting all the addresses connected to the hacker. With several previous cases that involved ChangeNOW stopping stolen funds, we suppose it was a test deposit to check if our risk prevention system will stop it.”
– The ChangeNOW Team
Going forward, the ChangeNOW team says they will be in close contact with all legal parties involved. As soon as they receive an official inquiry from the Korean police, the funds will be returned to Upbit.
It was also announced that engineers from the ChangeNOW team managed to gather some information about the hacker which hopefully can help out with the police investigation.