Last June, I was hacked (for $7000). Basically, it appears someone was able to get access to my Metamask account and it was drained. I have no expectation of getting that money back but I would like to figure out what may have happened so it doesn’t happen again. Is there any service that helps with this?
(btw I was able to determine that funds from a wallet related to the hacker wallet deposited amounts to Binance). Anyone have any luck working with an exchange to try to get their hacked funds back?
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Contact Binance support if you haven’t done so already. It’s likely too late, but worth a shot.
If you still own crypto, buy a hardware wallet. You shouldn’t be storing any funds that matter to you in unsecured hot wallets.
Regarding how it happened, there are many options – you either entered your seed phrase on a phishing website or you approved a malicious contract to spend your tokens or a virus on your device was able to access your private key.
Are you by any chance using a password manager? I had my old MM info saved in LastPass, which got hacked some months ago. I subsequently moved my funds to a hardware wallet but It’s obvious the hackers got my old MM details because I got bombarded with spam emails asking me to contact “MM Support.” Had I not moved to a HW wallet I’d have been drained.
If your seed phrase was truly secure, you either approved a malicious contract by mistake, or approved a previous legitimate contract that became malicious (rogue devs, or they were hacked, etc.), or finally, your MM login info was hacked or keylogged through a browser/extension exploit.
Def link up your MM with a hardware wallet like Ledger. Although it won’t save you if you approve a bad contract (I like to segregate any contracts I approve to a new address so it can only ever drain that one address if it goes bad) but it will save you if your MM login info is hacked, since they’d also need the physical device to sign the withdrawal transaction.
I’m rambling, but lastly, it’s also a good idea to not store excess funds on a hardware wallet that you’re approving contracts and transacting with frequently. It’s stupid easy to lose track of what apps you’ve approved a contract with, which wallet is approved where, whatever. Grab a second hardware wallet to store the bulk of your funds, and just xfer it to your transactional hardware wallet linked to MM as required.
You should submit a report to your local law enforcement alongside contacting Binance support. It may be too late to get the funds back from the hacker, but Binance (and really any exchange) is unlikely to take significant action without law enforcement action.
Do you know how someone got access to your metamask wallet?
Here to say you to be always ready for everything and to wish you good luck,hope that never happens again 🙂
Would love to chat with you. Definitely check out Webacy, it’s a suite of wallet protection tools that help keep non-custodial wallets secure from getting hacked. It’s not a wallet itself but is simply just a layer you can add on-top of any of your wallets.
I am so sorry to hear about your experience with having your cryptocurrency wallet hacked. Losing funds in this way can be an incredibly frustrating and disheartening experience. It’s understandable that you would want to figure out what happened and how to prevent it from happening again in the future.
Unfortunately, it can be challenging to recover hacked funds in the cryptocurrency world, and it’s often a long and complicated process. However, there are some services that may be able to help you with this, and it’s worth exploring your options.
Please know that you are not alone in this experience, and many people have faced similar situations. It’s important to stay vigilant and take necessary steps to protect your digital assets in the future.