$ 1 billion withdrawn from bitcoin wallet, which hackers unsuccessfully tried to hack
69,369 bitcoins, or about $ 955 million at the current exchange rate, were withdrawn from the address 1HQ3Go3ggs8pFnXuHVHRytPCq5fGG8Hbhx, which was the fourth largest among all existing.
Who owns the specified address is unknown. However, it is well known to members of the cryptocurrency community. The last time information about him “surfaced” in September. For a long time, on thematic forums, users resold and distributed the encrypted wallet.dat file, presumably from the same wallet.
However, there was no reliable information that the file would allow access to tens of thousands of bitcoins. There was a possibility that it was changed in such a way as to reflect the desired public key, while the private key in it could correspond to another wallet.
“You can cook up a wallet.dat file to make it look like it contains a large sum,” explained the owner of Wallet Recovery Services. – The wallet file contains a pair of public and encrypted private keys. In a binary editor, you can modify the file so that the public key from this pair corresponds to a bitcoin address with a large remainder “.
Analysts have also previously stated that such a wallet “with a password of 15+ characters in length, using upper and lower case letters, numbers, special and foreign characters, cannot be hacked using brute force for a lifetime.” “It’s futile. It must have a password that is weak enough to be hacked just like that. Or someone should be very, very lucky, “one of them said.
However, blockchain data suggests that nearly a billion dollars in bitcoin has left the wallet. The question of whether this was done by its real owner or a successful burglar remains open..
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