Poloniex, the cryptocurrency exchange linked to Tron (TRX) founder Justin Sun, may have suffered a hacking attack, according to a statement by crypto security company PeckShield.
In the onchain data examined by PeckShield, it is seen that $18.5 million worth of cryptocurrency assets were moved out of the exchange.
There has been no statement yet from Justin Sun or Poloniex officials regarding the issue.
The latest announcement about the listing of a new altcoin was made about 20 minutes ago from the Poloniex official X account.
In the transactions made during the day today, Justin Sun, the actual owner of the exchange, transferred Ethereum to some cryptocurrency exchanges, including Binance.
Justin Sun made the following statement on the subject:
We are currently investigating the Poloniex hack. Poloniex's financial condition is healthy and affected funds will be refunded in full. We are also exploring opportunities to collaborate with other exchanges to facilitate the recovery of these funds.
Huobi Token (HT), the native token of Huobi, another cryptocurrency exchange linked to Justin Sun, attracted attention with its significant rise this week. The HT token seems to have been unaffected by the possibility of a hacking incident on Poloniex and has lost 2.80% of its value with the decline in the early hours of the day, regardless of the incident.
Interestingly, there has been a sudden increase in the TRX price these days. TRX gained over 6% in value in 10 minutes.
Experts state that the price of TRX increased because the hacker bought a large amount of TRX with the money he stole. However, there is a high probability that the hacker will start selling these TRXs soon. For this reason, it is necessary to be careful about the TRX price.
*This is not investment advice.