Crypto Hacks Surge in November, Sparking Concerns Over Digital Asset Security

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According to several reports, November is proving to be a tumultuous month in the world of cryptocurrency as a slew of hacking incidents has left a trail of financial wreckage. In just around 20 days, five major projects fell victim to cyberattacks, and crypto scams, resulting in losses exceeding a staggering $290 million.

Meanwhile, this surge in crypto hacks and malicious activities raises concerns about the security of digital assets, prompting a closer examination of the targeted platforms.

November Crypto Hacks

In a disconcerting trend, Lookonchain’s recent report highlights the alarming rise in hacking incidents within the cryptocurrency space. The attacked projects, spanning various sectors, have collectively suffered losses surpassing $290 million. The nefarious activities unfolded as follows:

Kronos Research

The platform, Kronos Research was targeted by the hackers on November 19, resulting in a loss of $25.65 million in crypto assets. Meanwhile, the cyberattack resulted in the compromise of specific application programming interface (API) keys.

The breach, leading to the $25.65 million financial loss, involved 24.57 million USDT, 488.7 ETH (equivalent to $959,000), and 125,056 USDC. In the aftermath, 24.57 million USDT was exchanged for 12,457 ETH, and 125,056 USDC was converted to 63.6 ETH. Subsequently, the entire sum of 13,010 ETH was transferred to different wallets.


The decentralized exchange KyberSwap encountered a major exploit on November 23, leading to the loss of around $46 million in diverse cryptocurrencies. KyberSwap disclosed the incident on X, revealing that the attack was specifically aimed at KyberSwap Elastic, necessitating immediate warnings for users to withdraw their funds.


A significant setback occurred on November 10 when Poloniex fell victim to a cyber onslaught, losing a staggering $118 million. Justin Sun confirmed the breach and pledged reimbursement to affected users.

Meanwhile, the incident, detected by abnormal outflows, led to the disabling of the wallet. Notably, blockchain security firm CertiK suggests a probable “private key compromise” as the cause of the security breach.

HECO Bridge

On November 22, HECO Bridge experienced a breach, resulting in a loss of $86.6 million. In suspicious transactions, the staggering amount was moved from a HECO account to an undisclosed address, as identified by the on-chain security platform Cyvers Alerts through their AI-powered system.

HTX Exchange

Also on November 22, HTX Exchange suffered a financial blow, losing $13.6 million. Meanwhile, the security breach on HTX, formerly known as Huobi Global, involved three compromised hot wallets, resulting in the exchange’s users and assets being exchanged for Ether and distributed across various Ethereum addresses.

Notably, the attack led to the drainage of various coins and tokens, including 1,240 ETH, 7.3 million USDT, 1.78 million USDC, and 62,200 LINK.

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Rising Concerns and Ongoing Threats

CertiK Alert had previously flagged the escalating crisis, reporting on November 17 that the cumulative losses for the month had already reached $173 million. Meanwhile, the alarming frequency and scale of these crypto hacks have raised serious concerns about the security infrastructure of cryptocurrency platforms.

Notably, November is now on track to become one of the worst months for losses this year. As the industry grapples with the aftermath of these incidents, heightened vigilance, and improved security measures become imperative to safeguard digital assets from the ever-looming threat of cybercrime.

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