BitKeep remains on track to fully compensate victims of $8M APK exploit By Cointelegraph1 min read
According to an official Telegram statement on March 1, Singaporean cross-chain crypto wallet developer BitKeep says it has reimbursed 50% of user assets lost during a security breach stemming from Dec. 26, 2022. On the date of the incident, an estimated $8 million was stolen by hackers after BitKeep’s APK 7.2.9 (Android Package Kit) installation package was hijacked and swapped. Users who downloaded the malware subsequently saw their private keys compromised, leading to the theft of assets.
As told by BitKeep, a total of 6,731 verified addresses were breached during the incident. The firm has since completed reimbursing 50% of stolen assets in the affected addresses, with “expedited processing” for the remaining 50% of funds. BitKeep says it will complete its compensation plan ahead of schedule and release the remaining funds within two weeks.