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Crypto tracker picks up trail of funds heisted from Harmony Bridge in June

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Crypto tracking platform MistTrack has followed funds taken in the Harmony bridge hack and made 350 addresses associated with the attack public.

North Korea’s state-sponsored Lazarus Group is thought to be behind the hack. According to a Twitter thread posted on Jan. 23, the funds were transferred through various exchanges in an effort to elude trackers.

Funds in a number of tokens worth about $100 million were stolen from the Harmony bridge on June 23, 2022, then quickly swapped for Bitcoin (BTC), according to MistTrack, and returned to the wallet they had originally been transferred to.

The bridge facilitates transfer between Harmony and the Ethereum network, Binance Chain and Bitcoin. Harmony offered $1 million for the return of the funds, but the offer was not accepted.Rather, the hackers, who were later identified as the North Korean Lazarus Group, ran 85,700 Ether (ETH) through the Tornado Cash mixer and deposited them at several addresses, where they remained until Jan.

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