Crypto hacker who stole $600 million ‘for fun’ keeps nearly half the loot

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The person believed to be behind one of the largest cryptocurrency thefts in history revealed it was done “for fun” and has returned more than half of the tokens.

The saga began on Tuesday, when the decentralized finance platform Poly Network was hit by a cyberattack in which the hacker or hackers took advantage of a vulnerability. Poly Network then announced the crime and wrote a letter pleading with the hacker to return the stolen cryptocurrency.

“We want to establish communication with you and urge you to return the hacked assets,” Poly Network said in the missive posted to Twitter. “The amount of money you hacked is the largest in DeFi history. Law enforcement in any country will regard this as a major economic crime and you will be pursued. … You should talk to us to work out a solution.”

In addition to publishing the virtual addresses of the hacker in order for the cryptocurrency community to blacklist tokens coming…

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