More than 1100 Coinbase customers could not send bitcoins to hackers who massively hacked the Twitter accounts of celebrities last week. This was announced by Forbes director of information security of the exchange Philip Martin.
If Coinbase accepted sending bitcoins to the addresses of scammers, then the hackers would have additionally received 30.4 BTC (about 278 000 $). According to Elliptic data – criminals in total received a little more than 400 payments in the amount of $ 121,000.
Despite the actions of Coinbase – 14 customers of the exchange, however, became victims of fraud and managed to send hackers about 3000 $ in bitcoins before the exchange had blacklisted addresses.
According to Forbes – Gemini, Kraken and Binance users had also tried to send bitcoins to hacker addresses – though not as much as Coinbase customers. Also, these exchanges blocked the sending of funds to the addresses of hackers.