The privacy-focused cryptocurrency Monero was hit by an unsettling security breach on September 1, 2023, resulting in a loss of 2,675.73 XMR, valued at about $384,000 at the time.
The breach, carried out by skilled hackers, has raised concerns among the Monero community, leaving users and investors uneasy. At this time, the exact method used by the hackers to access the CCS wallet is unknown and still under investigation.
According to research by Moonstone, the hacker emptied the CSS wallets in Nine transactions, surprisingly leaving behind traces of their activities. Moonstone identified an unusual transaction involving 17 input enotes and 11 output enotes, labelled as a “poisoned” operation due to its distinctive structure. Moonstone believes that it’s highly unlikely anyone other than the attackers executed these transactions.
However, this breach serves as a reminder that even privacy-conscious cryptocurrencies like Monero can face security threats. While Monero’s core privacy mechanism remains strong, its highlights that fact that no system is entirely immune to threats