Respected cryptocurrency influencer, investor and YouTuber, Ian Balina, whose nothing less than $1 Million fund was stolen in a wallet has come out on Twitter to throw light into the April hack which many pointed was cooked by him to evade tax.
Ethereum World News had earlier reported that Ian Balina claimed the fund was carted away by unknown hackers, who, according to Balina, requested he change his college email after receiving notification that it was compromised. In the email, it appeared the hacker got access to Balina’s Evernote account where he kept the text versions of his private keys as encrypted text files with passwords.
The ICO pundit has said he was unperturbed, but will do everything within the confine of the security to see that the perpetrators are brought to book.
In a fresh indication, which twiterrati noted is a major step towards identifying the hackers, Balina first said the hackers work under a group by the name “Lizard Squad”, before pointing that hackers “Veri and Doc” are majorly on security operative’s radial.
“We believe it was a hacker group going by the name “Lizard Squad.” They’ve been behind numerous attacks on other people and companies in the crypto space. We’ve received intel the same hackers are responsible for hacking Bithumb exchange.”
“Correction, not Lizard squad. Independent hackers that are rivals. Hackers by the names veri & doc are persons of interest. Others helping launder money.”
He said the hackers have access to AT&T tools and phone carrier employees on payroll, which they are using to get pins to phone number accounts.
“Numerous people in investor networks are now getting hacked by them via phone/SIM swaps. They’re paying employees at phone carriers like @ATT, @TMobile, etc. for employee login info via the dark web.”
Earlier, Balina in a conversation with Gizmodo made known that the hackers have been identified.
“I’ll be ready to talk when the criminal has been arrested. We have identified who did it and this is a lot bigger than me. Other big names in crypto have been hacked by this criminal. Currently working with FBI, that’s all that I can say. The allegations that I would pull a stunt like this publicly for tax evasion is completely ludicrous. Any attempts to write anything regarding those lies will be met with legal action.”
While assuring crypto lovers that the hackers are going to be apprehended, he said International law enforcement is actively monitoring every single move they make, and will make sure they are fished out in no time.