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

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  • Bitcoin OG and core developer Dashjr claims all his bitcoins were stolen.
  • The hackers accessed the developer’s PGP key.
  • On November 17, 2022, Dashjr noted that their servers had been compromised.

A Bitcoin The OG and one of the key developers of the original bitcoin, Luke Dashjr, has claimed that he lost all his bitcoins after his Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) key was compromised on December 31, 2022, just before the new year.

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

in post on twitter On January 1, 2023, Dashjur was asking for help from the PSA:

“PSA: My PGP key has been compromised, and at least a few of my bitcoins have been stolen. I don’t know how. Please help.”

in follow tweetDashjr appeared distressed as to why he could not reach anyone from the FBI or IC3, before he followed up with a tweet containing a wallet address, which is believed to be one of the bitcoin wallets where some of the stolen BTC was sent. Was.

“What the heck @FBI @ic3 why can’t I reach anyone???

Although Dasher did not reveal how many bitcoins were stolen from his wallet, the wallet address he shared showed four bitcoin transactions on December 31 totaling 216.93 BTC.

Dashjr servers were compromised in November 2022

Although the developer said he had no idea how the hackers gained access to his PGP key, some community members made a possible connection to an earlier claim made by Dashjur on November 17, 2022 that his server was “compromised” by “a new malware/backdoor on the system.”

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

The hack also caught the attention of Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ), who consoled the developer. twitter is saying,

“Sorry to see you lost so much. Notified our security team to monitor. We’ll freeze it if it comes our way. If there’s anything else we can help with, please let us know We deal with these frequently, and have law enforcement (LE) relationships around the world.

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